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Jun 16, 2016
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The Unequal States of America

A new interactive website from the Economic Policy Institute compares the one percent and everyone else in the U.S. – by state and by county:

EPI

Check out the numbers for your state here.

May 10, 2016
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Funny numbers: counting unemployment

In this “Economics for the Rest of Us” podcast, Diptherio breaks down the peculiar ways “unemployment” is measured by the U.S. government. Check it out here.

Diptherio visual

Jul 11, 2015
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It’s Our Economy

The “It’s Our Economy” project works for economic democracy:

It’s Our Economy is dedicated to changing the dynamic of the current economy designed for the wealthiest to an economy built on principles of equity, cooperation, and sustainability. An economy that puts people and the planet before profits would reduce the wealth divide while giving people more control over their economic lives. We believe that a more just, modern, and restorative economy would involve the people in economic decision-making in both their communities and the nation more broadly.

This basic idea is economic democracy.

Check out their website here.

May 23, 2015
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An international student call for pluralism in economics

From an open letter signed by student associations from across the world:

It is not only the world economy that is in crisis. The teaching of economics is in crisis too, and this crisis has consequences far beyond the university walls. What is taught shapes the minds of the next generation of policymakers, and therefore shapes the societies we live in. We, over 65 associations of economics students from over 30 different countries, believe it is time to reconsider the way economics is taught.

Read more here.

Jan 18, 2015
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Inequality.org

A portal for people seeking information and analysis on economic inequality in the United States, with lots of data, news items and links:

http://inequality.org/

Sep 17, 2014
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core-econ

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.

Sep 15, 2014
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Rethinking Economics: a new international student network

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

http://www.rethinkeconomics.org/

Sep 1, 2014
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German network of pluralist economics students

German students organize for new economic thinking:

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

Mar 22, 2014
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National Priorities Project

Demystifying the federal budget:

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

Oct 17, 2013
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How inequality of opportunity varies across America

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/

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