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Month: June 2008

Repackaging Globalization

Chris Sturr , June 30, 2008
The 15th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA) kicked off a five day convention yesterday, June 25th, entitled…

Cousin ♥ NY Landlord

Chris Sturr , June 27, 2008
We received a long and interesting comment about our recent post, Scenes from the Class Struggle in the East Village,…

Sexy Comrades and the City

Chris Sturr , June 26, 2008
This hilarious item is from MRZine: Sex sans the City (A Post-Marxist Preview) by Susie Day Many capitalist roaders say…

Scenes from the Class Struggle in the East Village

Chris Sturr , June 17, 2008
The New York Times recently ran a story about a New York landlord, Alistair Economakis, who is trying to convert…

Elasticity! Why cutting gas taxes won’t lower prices, but will fatten oil companies

Chris Sturr , June 15, 2008
When Clinton and McCain proposed cutting gas taxes, I asked my environmental economics students, “So how much do you think…

EPI urges immediate action on unemployment benefits extension

Chris Sturr , June 10, 2008
A press release from the Economic Policy Institute: This morning, EPI Vice President Ross Eisenbrey issued the following statement on…

Labour as a "Limited Liability Party"?!

Chris Sturr , June 9, 2008
Excerpts from a recent article from the New Statesman, about one proposal for how Britain’s Labour Party can deal with…

Race, Ethnicity, and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Chris Sturr , June 9, 2008
Presented by EPI’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Thursday, June 12, 2008Registration 2:30 pmProgram 3:00-5:00 pm Economic Policy…

Ed McMahon May Lose Beverly Hills Home

Chris Sturr , June 5, 2008
From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal; hat tip to Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer and lbo-talk. By JAMES R.…

As homes foreclose in U.S., squatters move in

Chris Sturr , June 5, 2008
This is from Reuters: By Jason Szep BROCKTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – They enter through a broken first-floor window each night…

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