Monthly Archives: November 2013

VIDEO: Wage Crisis – The USA’s new underclass – Featuring economist Joseph Stiglitz, Nov 29, 2013, 26 min

to watch the 26 min video from, click on Economic hardship in the world’s biggest financial superpower. The squeezed American middle class

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VIDEO: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism, Henry Giroux on The Bill Moyers Report, November 22, 2013, 56min VIDEO: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism, Henry Giroux on The Bill Moyers Report, November 22, 2013, 56min”>VIDEO: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitali Henry Giroux e-mail:: [email protected] Henry Giroux asks: Is the market mentality so powerful and taken for granted … Continue reading

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“Expanding Social Security” by Paul Krugman

“Expanding Social Security” by Paul Krugman. Perhaps the “no-brainer” can become a new consensus. The future could be full of community centers, free Internet books, cloud workers and soft power! The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours, … Continue reading

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Medicare for All: Dr. Geyman

This is the best article I have read regarding why we need Medicare for all: “According to Dr. Geyman, “The ACA’s fundamental flaw is that it props up an inefficient and exploitative private health insurance industry while not recognizing that … Continue reading

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Tom Tomorrow Cartoons: Mistakes Were Made and Doctor Hand

Mistakes Were Made November 11, 2013 Doctor Hand November 4, 2013

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Book Review: “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea”

Book review: “Slaves of Defunct Economists: Why politicians pursue austerity policies that never work” by Henry Farrel, Washington Monthly, Mar/Apr 2013 to read the book review of Mark Blyth’s “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea,” Oxford University Press, 304 … Continue reading

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Studying Economics Today is Like Brainwashing by Ulrich Thielemann

The blind trust in efficient markets must be replaced and bankers given a new understanding. Profit making is different than profit maximization. Banking should be a public function, not a casino and the real economy and the environment not abandoned. … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America” by George Parker

In “The Unwinding,” George Parker grapples with the end of the Roosevelt republic and the need to fight organized money. He sees 1978 as a beginning when California passed Proposition 13 and de-funded education. to watch the 1hr presentation “The … Continue reading

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