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Nov 30, 2011

Wanted: Worldly Philosophers

Economists should see the big picture – and ask the big questions. But in a recent oped piece, Roger Backhouse and Bradley Bateman argue that the profession has been so preoccupied with the trees that it lost sight of the forest:

It’s become commonplace to criticize the ‘Occupy’ movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect to turn for such vision, have long since given up thinking in terms of economic systems — and we are all the worse for it.

Read their piece here.

Nov 29, 2011

Nancy Folbre: Occupy Economics

From Nancy Folbre’s NYT Economix post, Occupy Economics:

The Occupy Wall Street movement, displaced from some key geographic locations, now enjoys a small but significant encampment among economists.

Concerns about the impact of growing economic inequality fit neatly into a larger critique of mainstream economic theory and its deep faith in the efficiency of markets.

Read the rest of the article here.

Nov 15, 2011

If U.S. land were divided like U.S. wealth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/10/27/354837/land-distribution-american-wealth/

Aug 10, 2011

Environmentalism's Original Sin

“When the choice is framed as Humans versus Nature, it turns out that most people will choose Humans. If environmentalism is to win the future, we must move beyond this false dichotomy.” Read it here.

Aug 1, 2011

Universal Health Care: Can We Afford Anything Less?

Gerald Friedman on why only a signle-payer system can solve America’s health-care mess. Read it here.

Jun 2, 2011

The Prehistory of the Next Possible Progressive Era

Excellent stuff from Gar Alperovitz on laying groundwork for the movement to come. Read it here.

Apr 18, 2011

Tax Havens or Financial Sinkholes?

Great article from James K. Boyce, originally published on Triple Crisis. Read it here.

Apr 9, 2011

Our Lives Are Threatened by Rich and Powerful Entities — Here's How We Can Fight Back

Bill McKibben and Noami Klein team up and get serious about environmental action. Read it here.

Mar 18, 2011

The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy

Inspiring article from Lisa Dodson on everyday heroes who refuse to be complicit in the economic mistreatment of other people. Read it here.

Jan 15, 1999

John Kenneth Galbraith: Free Market Fraud

Excellent article, more relevant today than ever. Read it here.