Current Economic Issues

Edited by James M. Cypher, Robert Larson, Alejandro Reuss, Chris Sturr, and the Dollars & Sense collective

current economic issues cover
Edition:
18th
Date of publication:
November 2014
ISBN:
978-1-939402-16-5
Pages:
230
Price:
$33.95


  • Chapter 1—From Crisis to Stagnation
    • 1.1 Inequality, Power, and Ideology Arthur MacEwan
    • 1.2 What Happened to the Recovery? Gerald Friedman
    • 1.3 Recovery Denied John Miller
    • 1.4 Greece and the Crisis of Europe: Which Way Out? Marjolein van der Veen
  • Chapter 2—Fiscal Policy
    • 2.1 The Deficit Disaster That Never Was John Weeks
    • 2.2 The Ideological Attack on Job Creation Marty Wolfson
    • 2.3 Myths and Realities of Government Spending Gerald Friedman
    • 2.4 The $13 Trillion Delusion Marty Wolfson
    • 2.5 The Great Tax-Cut Experiment Gerald Friedman
  • Chapter 3—Money, Banking, and Finance
    • 3.1 Abolishing the Fed Is No Solution to a Real Problem Arthur MacEwan
    • 3.2 The Big Casino James M. Cypher
    • 3.3 Why the Shift from Production to Speculation? Arthur MacEwan
    • 3.4 What Role Did Securitization Play in the Housing Bubble and Crash? Arthur MacEwan
    • 3.5 Private Equity Moguls and the Common Good John Miller
    • 3.6 Big-Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down? Dean Baker
  • Chapter 4—Social Policy
    • 4.1 The ACA and the U.S. Health Care Mess Gerald Friedman
    • 4.2 Different Anti-Poverty Regime, Same Single-Mother Poverty Randy Albelda
    • 4.3 Why We All Need Affirmative Action Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 4.4 Putting the Screws to Generation Screwed John Miller
    • 4.5 The Big Lie About the "Entitlement State" Alejandro Reuss
    • 4.6 The Pension-Busters Playbook Katherine Schiacchitano
  • Chapter 5—The Environment
    • 5.1 The Costs of Extreme Weather Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 5.2 Jobs vs. the Environment Arthur MacEwan
    • 5.3 Frackonomics Rob Larson
    • 5.4 Mexico and Monsanto: Taking Precaution in the Face of Genetic Contamination Timothy A. Wise
    • 5.5 Rents in a Warming World James K. Boyce
  • Chapter 6—Consumers
    • 6.1 Way Beyond Greenwashing Jonathan Latham
    • 6.2 Campus Struggles Against Sweatshops Continue Sarah Blaskey and Phil Gasper
    • 6.3 The Future of Work, Leisure, and Consumption Juliet Schor
    • 6.4 Underbanked and Overcharged Deborah M. Figart
    • 6.5 How to Fight the Credit Card Sharks—And Win! Jim Campen
    • 6.5 When the Public Square is in Cyberspace Zoe Sherman
  • Chapter 7—Labor, Unions, and Working Conditions
    • 7.1 Our Triple Jobs Problem Alejandro Reuss
    • 7.2 The Wages of Gender Gerald Friedman
    • 7.3 How High Could the Minimum Wage Go? Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 7.4 We're Not Lovin' It Nicole Aschoff
    • 7.5 The Gig Economy Gerald Friedman
    • 7.6 "Just Cause" and the Attack on Job Security Rand Wilson
    • 7.7 The False Libertarianism of the Silicon-Valley Billionaires Dean Baker
  • Chapter 8—Poverty and Wealth
    • 8.1 What Happened to Wages? Gerald Friedman
    • 8.2 Inequality: The Silly Tales Economists Like to Tell Dean Baker
    • 8.3 No Thanks to the Super-Rich Alejandro Reuss
    • 8.4 Corporate Cronyism: The Secret to Overpaid CEOs Dean Baker
    • 8.5 The Great Recession in Black Wealth Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 8.6 What's Wrong with a Flat Tax? Arthur MacEwan
  • Chapter 9—The Global Economy
    • 9.1 Global Inequality Arthur MacEwan
    • 9.2 Obama's Pacific Deal Would Deepen the Income Divide Roger Bybee
    • 9.3 Rigged Rules: A Rogue Corporation in the World Bank's Rogue Tribunal Robin Broad
    • 9.4 Is China's Currency Manipulation Hurting the U.S.? Arthur MacEwan
    • 9.5 Latin America's Risky China Boom Rebecca Ray
    • 9.5 After Horror, Change? John Miller
  • Chapter 10—Resistance and Alternatives
    • 10.1 Co-op Economics Nancy Folbre
    • 10.2 Equal Treatment for Immigrants Alejandro Reuss
    • 10.3 Raising the People's Cup Zion Griffin
    • 10.4 Keep It in the Ground Elissa Dennis
    • 10.5 Sustainability Squared Polly Cleveland
    • 10.6 Climate Policy as Wealth Creation James K. Boyce
  • Contributors