Current Economic Issues

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

current economic issues cover
Edition:
17th
Date of publication:
November 2013
ISBN:
978-1-939402-09-7
Pages:
230
Price:
$33.95


  • Chapter 1—The Ongoing Crisis
    • 1.1 Inequality, Power, and Ideology Arthur MacEwan
    • 1.2 Unemployment Is Down, So What's the Problem? Alejandro Reuss
    • 1.3 Why the United States is Not Greece John Miller and Katherine Sciacchitano
    • 1.4 Collapsing Investment and the Crisis Gerald Friedman
    • 1.5 Inequality and the Recovery John Miller
  • Chapter 2—Deficits and Fiscal Policy
    • 2.1 Government “Living Within Its Means”? John Miller
    • 2.2 The Ideological Attack on Job Creation Marty Wolfson
    • 2.3 Why Do They Oppose More Stimulus? Arthur MacEwan
    • 2.4 Beyond Deficit Scare-Mongering Ellen Frank
    • 2.5 Myths and Realities of Government Spending Gerald Friedman
  • Chapter 3—Taxation
    • 3.1 No FoolingóCorporations Evade Taxes John Miller
    • 3.2 Transaction Tax: Sand in the Wheels, Not in the Face John Miller
    • 3.3 What’s Wrong with a Flat Tax? Arthur MacEwan
    • 3.4 The “ObamaCare” Tax Hike and Redistribution John Miller
    • 3.5 Resurrected Death Tax John Miller
    • 3.6 The Great Tax-Cut Experiment Gerald Friedman
  • Chapter 4—Money, Banking, and Finance
    • 4.1 Abolishing the Fed Is No Solution to a Real Problem Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.2 How Have Banks Managed to Repay the Bailout? Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.3 Private Equity Moguls and the Common Good John Miller
    • 4.4 Vultures in the E.R. Nicole Aschoff
    • 4.5 Big-Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down? Dean Baker
  • Chapter 5—Social Policy
    • 5.1 Universal Health Care: Can We Afford Anything Less? Gerald Friedman
    • 5.2 Different Anti-Poverty Regime, Same Single-Mother Poverty Randy Albelda
    • 5.3 The Big Lie About the "Entitlement State" Alejandro Reuss
    • 5.4 The Chained CPI is Bad for Seniors and Bad for Accuracy John Miller
    • 5.5 Putting the Screws to Generation Screwed John Miller
    • 5.6 Education: More Than Human Capital Arthur MacEwan
  • Chapter 6—The Environment
    • 6.1 The Phantom Menace: Environmental Regulations Are Not “Job-Killers” Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 6.2 Way Beyond Greenwashing Jonathan Latham
    • 6.3 The Costs of Extreme Weather Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 6.4 Keep It in the Ground Elissa Dennis
    • 6.5 Frackonomics Rob Larson
  • Chapter 7—Labor, Unions, and Working Conditions
    • 7.1 Our Triple Jobs Problem Alejandro Reuss
    • 7.2 How High Could the Minimum Wage Go? Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 7.3 Battling Business-as-Usual Unionism Brian Walsh
    • 7.4 We're Not Lovin' It Nicole Aschoff
    • 7.5 After Horror, Apologetics John Miller
    • 7.6 Gender Wage Gap Gerald Friedman
  • Chapter 8—Poverty and Wealth
    • 8.1 The 99%, the 1%, and Class Struggle Alejandro Reuss
    • 8.2 No Thanks to the Super-Rich Alejandro Reuss
    • 8.3 The Great Recession in Black Wealth Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 8.4 Undercounting the Poor Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 8.5 Rise of the Global Billionaires Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
  • Chapter 9—The Global Economy
    • 9.1 Famine Myths William G. Moseley
    • 9.2 Is China's Currency Manipulation Hurting the U.S.? Arthur MacEwan
    • 9.3 Brazil's "Big Push" James M. Cypher
    • 9.4 The Return of Capital Controls Armagan Gezici
    • 9.5 The "Trade Deal" Scam Dean Baker
  • Chapter 10—Resistance and Alternatives
    • 10.1 Campus Struggles Against Sweatshops Continue Sarah Blaskey and Phil Gasper
    • 10.2 Saving Energy Creates Jobs Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 10.3 Co-op Economics Nancy Folbre
    • 10.4 Greece and the Crisis of Europe: Which Way Out? Marjolein van der Veen
    • 10.5 Equal Treatment for Immigrants Alejandro Reuss
  • Contributors