The destruction of the middle class

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Remembering John Weeks

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 7:49pm in

John Weeks was a leading critic of economic orthodoxy who dedicated his life to building a better world.

How’s Your Economy, Small Businesses Death Watch Edition

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 6:25pm in

A reader query focused on small businesses.

Quelle Surprise: NYT Article on U.S. Contact Tracing Deficiencies Doesn’t Fall for Big Tech’s Claim that Effective Contact Tracing Requires an App, But Fails to See What Good Health Care Has to Do with It

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 11:55pm in

NYT piece on contact tracing doesn't see what good health care has to do with why some of these efforts elsewhere have worked well.

Thomas Frank: Liberal Elites Will Create Conditions for Another Trump

Thomas Frank: If Biden and the corporate Democrats continue to deny the concerns of populist movements, they ensure a new Trump will emerge

Thomas Frank: Corporate Democrats Idolize FDR, but Hate His Policies and the Populists That Supported Him

Thomas Frank discuss how Democrats try to have it both ways, wrapping themselves in FDR's good name while dissing pretty much everything he stood for.

More on Deaths of Despair: New Study Links Early Job Loss to Higher Rates of Overdose Deaths and Suicides

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 5:33pm in

Another look at deaths of despair confirms the danger of job loss and even too-early retirement.

Essential – and Expendable – Labor, in Mexico, for the US

How workers in Mexico are now essential—to U.S. corporations.

Why Does Essential Work Pay So Little… And Cost So Much?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/07/2020 - 2:15pm in

Ruminations on the nature of work and employment.

Are American Colleges and Universities the Next Covid Casualties?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 7:03pm in

Colleges and universities need to be saved, not only from financial ruin, but also, all too often, from themselves.