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From the Dollars & Sense blog:
- On Its 80th Birthday, Security Social Security | August 14, 2015
- Links: SEC/CEO, Greece, Mexico, Trump, Salaita | August 11, 2015
- Links on Cops, Wage Stagnation, Phil Gramm, etc. | July 29, 2015
- A Report from Greece, plus more links on Greece | July 16, 2015
What’s Next for Greece
How could Syriza have agreed to the latest deal? Wouldn’t Greece be better off introducing its own currency, rather than conceding both fiscal and monetary policy sovereignty? | Read more »
German Wage Suppression
How German wage repression and currency manipulation pushed the eurozone into crisis and ignited a conflict between northern and southern eurozone countries | Read more »
Securing Social Security
On the 80th anniversary of the program, a review of Social Security Works! by Nancy J. Altman and Eric R. Kingston, with a foreword by David Cay Johnston. | Read more »
Poverty Crime, Privileged Crime
While most analyses of Ferguson, Staten Island, and Baltimore have rightly put the spotlight on race, there is also an important economic dimension we should not forget. | Read more »
The Economics of Net Neutrality
First in a series: MONEY YELLS!—Market Power and Corporate Control of Information.
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Do Locavores Have a Dilemma?
Economists who criticize the local food movement are depending on what we call the "CASTE" paradigm. | Read more »
The TPP: Corporate Power Unbound
What economists have to say about the virtues of free trade, as flawed as that may be, has little to do with the TPP, which is not a trade agreement. | Read more »
From Boring Banking
to Roaring Banking
How the financial sector grew out of control, and how we can change it. | Read more »
This primer explains why land reform is a precondition for sustainable economic development. | Read more »
Special to the Web:
Thirty Years of Farm Aid
Reflections on Farm Aid by insiders as the organization supporting family farms celebrates its 30th anniversary. | Read more »
How a Progressive Tax System Made Detroit a Powerhouse (and Could Again)
During the city’s heyday from the 1890s through the 1940s, mayors and other civic leaders embraced the principles espoused by American economist Henry George, raising revenue through property taxes, rather than income or sales taxes. Read more »
Banking on the Public
Going Postal, North Dakota, and other finance alternatives: A report-back from Public Banking 2013: Funding the New Economy. Read more »
Taxing Cash Hoarders
Nonfinancial corporations are stockpiling enormous sums of cash. A tax on this idle cash that would light a fire under corporations to invest it now. Read more »
Jobs, Deficits, and the Misguided Squabble over the Debt Ceiling.
Why the absurd squabble over the debt ceiling was distracting, destructive, and almost entirely beside the point. Read more »
Local Activism against Wal-Mart
Corporate Power, Wal-Mart and the Undermining of the Democratic Process
Is the Wal-Mart Way the American Way?
Why Is the Government Buying Long-Term Bonds?
Questions and Answers on the Fed’s “QE2” program. Read more »
Earlier web-only articles, mostly on the financial crisis, dating back to December 2007.