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core-econ

Sep 17, 2014   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

Free access to the beta version of a remarkable new textbook that aims to change economics education:

http://core-econ.org/

For a review by Econ4′s David Bollier, see here.

Rethinking Economics: a new international student network

Sep 15, 2014   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

“An international network of rethinkers coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics”:

http://www.rethinkeconomics.org/

German network of pluralist economics students

Sep 1, 2014   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

German students organize for new economic thinking:

https://www.plurale-oekonomik.de/home/

National Priorities Project

Mar 22, 2014   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

Demystifying the federal budget:

Source: http://nationalpriorities.org/analysis/2014/presidents-2015-budget-in-pictures/.

How inequality of opportunity varies across America

Oct 17, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

How a child’s chances of upward mobility vary by location:

For discussion and an interactive map, see here.

Source: http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/

Wealth-building strategies for America's communities

Oct 10, 2013   //   by econ4org   //   Websites  //  No Comments

Resources for democratic, community-based economic development from the Democracy Collaborative:

http://community-wealth.org/

Good jobs first

Jan 26, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

Tracking state subsidies to corporations. Check out their latest report:

 

 

 

 

Read it here.

Dollars & Sense

Oct 11, 2012   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

A popular magazine on “real world economics.”

New Economy Working Group

Oct 11, 2012   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  1 Comment

Advancing democratic alternatives to oligarchy:

Extreme inequality undermines democracy, the economy, public health and culture. Concentrated wealth translates into political power to further shape elections, legislative priorities and rules in favor of global corporations and the already wealthy. This in turn leads to the kind of economic distortions that caused the 2008 financial collapse. In the lead up to the collapse, the bottom 70 percent of the U.S. population responded to stagnant wages by borrowing beyond their means, while the top 1 percent engaged in reckless speculation on highly rated but essentially worthless securities in financial markets freed from essential regulation and public oversight.

More here.

Musical Scalpel

Jul 19, 2012   //   by boyce   //   Websites  //  No Comments

In his ode to the “Free Market,” Dr. Doug Hendron sings:

Well, there’s something that makes me wanna jump and shout
It seems everybody’s always talking about
The free market, as if it’s just a fact
But you know it ain’t free if it destroys your habitat

Dr. Doug wields his musical scalpel here.

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