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Mar 9, 2018

Rethinking the economic role of the state

Mariana Mazzucato offers a counterpoint to market fundamentalism: the state is the “investor of first resort,” whose key role in the innovation ought to be recognized and rewarded.

Source: Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Nov 16, 2017

California working

A video from the Labor Center at UC-Berkeley reports on the employment and growth results of progressive state policies in California:


Nov 4, 2017

“Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Law & Economics”

A new video from APPEAL – the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law – challenges the “pro-efficiency” and “anti-regulation” ideology purveyed under the banner of “Law and Economics”:


Jul 26, 2017

Unnatural disasters

Disasters are not like rain that impartially falls on everyone beneath the cloud. Instead vulnerability is shaped by class, race, ethnicity and gender. Check out this trailer for a powerful new documentary:


May 26, 2017

Rediscovering the modern relevance of the commons

Laura Flanders interviews Econ4’s David Bollier:


Mar 28, 2017

Arms race – children’s version 1.0

More than three decades ago, the classic American television show “Mister Rogers” explained the “logic” of arms races – and their social cost – to children. The tapes, lost for years, just resurfaced:

Last week, someone mysteriously uploaded a series of lost episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood to YouTube. The episodes, called the “conflict series,” originally aired on PBS at the height of Cold War tensions in 1983 and sought to teach children about the dangers of stockpiling weapons.

Sound timely?

Read more here. (The “Neighborhood of Make-Believe” clip begins at the 15:25 mark in the YouTube video embedded in the story.)

Check it out, kids.

Feb 19, 2017

Do we need a federal job guarantee?

Economist Mark Paul makes the case for guaranteed employment in an interview with Tucker Carlson:


Sep 15, 2016

What could a democratized economy look like?

Econ4’s Gar Alperovitz describes a pluralist commonwealth – an alternative to the concentration of wealth and power:

Source: The Democracy Collaborative.

Jul 6, 2016

Inflation: whose bogeyman?

Why has fighting inflation so often trumped other economic objectives? Econ4’s Jerry Epstein breaks it down:

Source: The Real News Network.

Read an interview with Jerry Epstein on inflation here.

Read second thoughts at the IMF here.