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Jun 17, 2013

Unlocking our climate wealth

Econ4’s James Boyce on how to translate good principles into good practice:


Apr 24, 2013

Austerity’s emperors have no clothes

Stephen Colbert skewers the Harvard economists whose flawed research underpins austerity politics:

Check out Colbert’s interview with UMass-Amherst economics graduate student Thomas Herndon, who showed that austerity’s emperors have no clothes:—thomas-herndon

Read all about it here and here.

Apr 8, 2013

Who’s got the world’s wealth?

The world’s richest 300 people have as much wealth as the poorest 3 billion:


Mar 25, 2013

Defend Social Security, or else

Check it out, kids:


Mar 4, 2013

Wealth inequality in America: seeing reality

Check out the differences between (i) what 9 out of 10 Americans think is the ideal degree of wealth inequality; (ii) what they think wealth inequality really is; and (iii) what it really is.

Source: New Economics Institute.

Jan 12, 2013

What a deal

The fiscal cliff deal was a “crony capitalist blowout,” in the words of the Wall Street Journal. Bill Moyers explains why:


Dec 20, 2012

Race to the bottom

Econ4’s Jerry Epstein breaks downs the fallacy of ‘tax incentives’ as a lure to investment:

Source: The Real News Network.

Read the New York Times story on corporate tax giveaways here.

Dec 9, 2012

Local business: Not just a smaller version of big business

Stacey Mitchell of the Institute for Self-Reliance says changing where you shop is only the first step:


Dec 6, 2012

20,000 People a Year Die From Effects of Fossil Fuel Generation

Econ4’s own James Boyce calls out fossil fuel companies’ “low-level terrorism”, responsible for 20,000 American deaths every year.

From The Real News

Oct 23, 2012


The food thrown away in Europe and North America would be enough to feed all the hungry people in the world three times over.