Wednesday Links

(1) Claudia Roth Pierpont, A Raised Voice: How Nina Simone turned the movement into music.  Great piece in the current New Yorker. Read while listening to “Mississippi Goddam” (above).

(2) Frederick Reese, In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits?  From Mint Press.

(3) Gerald Friedman, What Happened to the Recovery? Pts. I and II.  Our latest offering, Jerry Friedman’s “Economy in Numbers” column from our last two issues. Great information about the so-called recovery, all in one place. Cross-posted at our sister blog, Triple Crisis, here and here.

(4) Jason Stanley, When Protesting Israel Becomes Hating Jews, at the Boston Review blog. Personal and brave, from my old friend Jason.

(5)  Marjorie Cohn, US Leaders Aid and Abet Israeli War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes against Humanity, from Jurist.

(6) Ron Baiman and Bill Barclay, Commentary on the July 2014 BLS Jobs Report, from the Chicago Political Economy Group. Ron also sent this from the Chicago TribuneJobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says.

(7) New York Prosecutors Charge Payday Loan Firms with Usery, from the New York Times Dealbook blog; hat-tip to TM.  And there’s this from John Oliver:

That’s it for this week.

–Chris Sturr


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