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Month: April 2008

Global Food Fights

Chris Sturr , April 28, 2008
A great commentary on the crisis in global food security from the Americas Program. “For the first time since widespread…

The Opportunity Costs of War

Chris Sturr , April 18, 2008
Rep. Dave Obey (D-WI), the chair of the Appropriations Committee, has put out a nice list of what economists refer…

Born on Third Base?

Chris Sturr , April 18, 2008
Peter Wagner of the Prison Policy Initiative sent us this link to a recent article in Slate magazine. The article…

UMass Research on the Changing Retail Workforce

Chris Sturr , April 18, 2008
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, including Dollars & Sense associate Chris Tilly, have completed a national study, “The Changing…

Tax Day Thoughts on Social Security

Chris Sturr , April 15, 2008
On Tax Day, we recommend to you a recently-posted article from our March/April issue, Go Ahead and Lift the Cap,…

Conference-Goers Push for Labor Solidarity, Rebound From Disruption

Chris Sturr , April 15, 2008
This from the staff of Labor Notes: a report on their annual conference, which was held this past weekend in…

Finance, Imperialism, and the Hegemony of the Dollar

Chris Sturr , April 7, 2008
Economist and D&S collective member Ramaa Vasudevan has an article in the current (April) issue of Monthly Review. It appears…

Microfinance’s Success Sets Off a Debate in Mexico

Chris Sturr , April 7, 2008
From Saturday’s New York Times: Microfinance’s Success Sets Off a Debate in Mexico By ELISABETH MALKINPublished: April 5, 2008 VILLA…

March unemployment numbers

Chris Sturr , April 7, 2008
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its March unemployment numbers on Friday, and the news is grim: The unemployment rate…

A New Deal for the 21st Century

Chris Sturr , April 4, 2008
An upcoming conference, related to Ryan Dodd’s feature article in the current issue of D&S, A New WPA?, which addresses…

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