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Oct 10, 2013
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Wealth-building strategies for America’s communities

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

Jan 26, 2013
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Good jobs first

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





Read it here.

Oct 11, 2012
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Dollars & Sense

A popular magazine on “real world economics.”

Oct 11, 2012

New Economy Working Group

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.

Jul 19, 2012
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Musical Scalpel

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.

Jun 6, 2012
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Telltale Charts

Charting the rise of the 1%:

Jan 7, 2012
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Tent City University

The U.K.’s “Tent City University” offers a short course in occupied economics:

Nov 11, 2011
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Introducing Economics

A compendium of useful resources for high school economics teachers.

Oct 4, 2011
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Naked Capitalism