Monday Links


Here’s what I’ve got for this week:

(1) Jason Stanley, Detroit’s Drought of Democracy. Last week’s links included a piece about water privatization in Detroit; this piece is from the New York Times‘ philosophy blog, The Stone, by one of my oldest friends. Jason gets a huge audience in The Stone, and this time a blogger from the Detroit Metro Times took note (positively), and a columnist from the Detroit News took note (negatively). Here’s a compilation of our recent coverage of Detroit:

(2) Arthur MacEwan, The Minimum Wage and Inflation. The latest from our current issue, Arthur’s “Ask Dr. Dollar” column.

(3) Several links on fracking and finance:  It’s been a year since we had our cover story on fracking by Rob Larson, Frackonomics: The Science and Economics of the Gas Boom. Here are some related pieces I’ve stumbled on lately, mostly on fracking and finance:

(4) Gerald Friedman, What Happened to the Recovery? Pt. 1.  Over at our sister blog, Triple Crisis, we have posted Pt. 1 of Jerry Friedman’s two-part “Economy in Numbers” on the so-called recovery. We’ll post Pt. 2 at Triple Crisis later this week, and I’ll post the whole thing together on the D&S site.

–Chris Sturr