Browsing articles tagged with " gerald friedman"
Jul 16, 2015
boyce

How health care works (or not) in the United States

Econ4’s Gerald Friedman spells out the ABC’s of the health care economy in the U.S. [Viewer discretion advised: The information in this video may tick you off.]

Source: justenoughinfo.org.

May 9, 2015
boyce

Real-world microeconomics

Here’s an introductory textbook – written by Econ4’s Jerry Friedman – that not only covers the usual micro topics but goes beyond, putting the economic behavior of consumers and firms into its social context:

This unique textbook covers all the standard topics of an introductory microeconomics course, including the profit-maximizing firm, the utility-maximizing consumer, supply and demand, price and income elasticities, factors of production and their marginal products, and so on. But this book does much more: it offers both an alternative vision of microeconomics—placing individual decision-making in the context of social norms and institutions—and cogent criticism of neoclassical theory. Students using this book will get more than just an introduction to mainstream microeconomics—they will gain a deeper and more critical understanding of it.

Friedman cover--273x352   Read more about Microeconomics: Individual Choice in Communities here.

Read more about other economics textbooks from Dollars and Sense here.

Feb 14, 2013
econ4org

Capitalism Unmasked

Capitalism Unmasked, a new eBook edited by Lynn Parramore, was produced in a partnership between AlterNet and Econ4 to expose the myths of unbridled capitalism and show the way to a better future. You can download the PDF here.

Jul 31, 2012
boyce

America’s sick health system

Selling health insurance isn’t like selling shoes, as Econ4’s Gerald Friedman explains in this Real News Network interview:


More at The Real News

Source: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8638.

 

Jul 13, 2012
boyce

How Paris Hilton’s Dogs Ended up Better off than You

Jerry Friedman recounts the gripping story of the greatest heist ever in the first installment of “Capitalism Unmasked,” Econ4’s joint project with AlterNet:

Elites say that we need inequality to encourage the rich to invest and the creative to invent. That’s working out well — for 1% pooches.

 

Read all about it here.

Aug 1, 2011
econ4org

Universal Health Care: Can We Afford Anything Less?

Gerald Friedman on why only a signle-payer system can solve America’s health-care mess. Read it here.

Jan 31, 2011
econ4org

Interview with Gerald Friedman

Gerald Friedman on forgotten American values.