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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

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Corbyn Victory; Other election links

Scott Fullwiler, New Economic Perspectives, Corbynomics 101.  A good piece responding to three critiques of Corbyn’s idea of a “People’s Quantitative Easing”: ” the government would create a public bank for financing infrastructure (National Investment Bank, or NIB), which the Bank of England (BoE) would then lend to directly in order to fund. Show More Summary

Labor Day? Let’s Tell The Truth And Call It “Assets Day”

By Douglas K. Smith, author of On Value and Values: Thinking Differently About We In An Age Of Me. Crossposted from Naked Capitalism by permission of the author.  Come on, face it. “Labor Day” is a national fiction — right up there with...Show More Summary

Our Annual Labor Issue is out!

Our September/October Annual Labor Issue is out!  (In time for Labor Day, for the first time in a long while!) We have emailed the full-color pdf to electronic subscribers and print subscribers should be getting their copies in the mail in the next few days.  See the full table of contents here. We have posted two … Continue reading Our Annual Labor Issue is out!

On Its 80th Birthday, Securing Social Security

Today is the 80th anniversary of Social Security; here’s our book reviewer Steve Pressman’s review of Social Security Works!, from our current issue: Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All by … Continue reading ?

Links: SEC and CEOs, Greece, Mexico, Trump, Salaita

  (1) Greece: In addition to the great video by Alicé Anil embedded above (well worth watching; includes clips with Krugman, Stiglitz, and Rick Wolff!), whose “Know Bullshit!” project looks great, these items were of interest: Adam Davidson, New York Times Magazine, Why Greece’s … Continue reading ?

Links on Cops, Wage Stagnation, Phil Gramm, etc.

(1) Cops:  I just posted Kristian Williams’ article in our current issue, Poverty Crime, Privileged Crime: Policing and Economic Inequality.  You might remember an earlier piece he wrote for us: Cops for Labor (D&S, Sept/Oct 2011), which I thought of when I saw … Continue reading ?

Report from Greece, plus more links on Greece

(1) When Greece Bailed Out Germany: Via Portside, the image above was the “poster of the week” recently from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, which organizes traveling exhibitions, including Art Against Empire: Graphic Responses to US Interventions Since World … Continue reading ?

A Report from Iran

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain had a great piece in The Intercept, Iranians’ View of the Nuclear Deal: Optimistic, With Significant Caveats, that linked to the tweet above from back in April. The Intercept article talks about Iranian public opinion about … Continue reading ?

Latest Greece Links

Greek referendum 2015: demonstration for voting NO at Syntagma square, Athens Greece. Wikimedia Commons, author Ggia, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Yanis Varoufakis in the Guardian: Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us, … Continue reading ?

New Issue!

Our July/August issue is out!  We have posted two articles:  our cover feature, an interview with Gerald Epstein of UMass-Amherst:  From Boring Banking to Roaring Banking; and John Miller’s “Up Against the Wall Street Journal” column, Trans-Pacific Partnership: Corporate Power … Continue reading ?

Report from Greece; Links on Greece

Links to good pieces on tomorrow’s Yes/No referendum in Greece: Yanis Varoufakis (Greece’s finance minister), from his blog, Why we recommend a NO in the referendum — in 6 short bullet points. Joseph Stiglitz, the Guardian, How I would vote in the … Continue reading ?

Thursday Links: “Fix Our T,” SEC, TPP, etc.

(1) Fix “Our” T:  On my walk from Boston’s South Station to the D&S office this morning, I encountered an army of people in red “Fix Our T” t-shirts asking commuters to sign a petition to “Fix Our T.” (The … Continue reading ?

Two Illinois Victories

Last month (in this post) I blogged about Doug Henwood’s great interview with Jane McAlevey and her comments about billionaire Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and his relentless campaign against labor.  Since then, Rauner has been handed some stinging defeats, which … Continue reading ?

New Issue!

  New issue!  Our May/June 2015 issue is out (for electronic subscribers; print subscribers will get their copies in about ten days).  We have posted one article from the issue, Marie Duggan’s timely piece A Way Out for Greece and … Continue reading ?

Monday Links: Rihanna, Baltimore, Jean Tirole, Private Equity

(1) Rihanna, American Oxygen. The video for this song from mega-pop-star Rihanna’s new album R8 is pretty interesting–with lyrics that seem to be about the so-called “American Dream,” and which could almost be a patriotic anthem, but with at least one … Continue reading ?

Thursday Links: Buffett, Chicago/Illinois, Atlanta Teachers

Here are today’s topics, in no particular order: (1) Warren Buffett, the Greedy Grandfather of Omaha:  Joe Nocera had a puff piece in the New York Times last March invitingly called  How Warren Buffett Does It, discussing the magic of...Show More Summary

Siding with Wall Street’s “Winners”

A piece by William D. Cohan in the current issue of Vanity Fair, Wall Street Executives from the Financial Crisis of 2008: Where Are They Now?, is pretty harsh on the bankers who lost their top positions in the 2008 meltdown (Jimmy … Continue reading ? The post Siding with Wall Street’s “Winners” appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Macroeconomics in the Age of Climate Change

  The lectures and award ceremony for the 2015 Leontief Prize are happening tonight at 5:30pm. Here is information about this year’s prize winners.  Click here or on the image above for streaming video. The post Macroeconomics in the Age of Climate Change appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

New Issue! Farms Today–a collaboration with Farm Aid

Our March/April issue, a collaboration with Farm Aid on the theme of Farms Today, is finished–we’re sending it to the printers today and to e-subscribers tomorrow. Here is the p. 2 editorial note: Farms Today In his comment for this … Continue reading ? The post New Issue! Farms Today–a collaboration with Farm Aid appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Links on SYRIZA-Eurogroup Agreement

Links on Greece:  Now that the Syriza government has reached an agreement with the powers that be in Europe to extend its bailout for four months, there seems to be a lot of disagreement about how to assess it, even among commentators … Continue reading ? The post Links on SYRIZA-Eurogroup Agreement appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

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