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(1) Emmanuel Saez wins a MacArthur fellowship. With co-author Thomas Piketty, Saez has done great research on income inequality in the United States.  Read about the fellowship here.  An accessible version of their research here.  Who knew he was only 37? I guess younger than me no longer counts as particularly young, alas…

(2) D&S articles on Alternet and Common Dreams. Jeannette Wicks-Lim’s article “We Need a (Green) Jobs Program” was on Common Dreams last week, and Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly’s “The Underserving Rich” is the lead economics story on Alternet at the moment.  As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I hadn’t originally posted that one, which was in our March/April issue;  I just posted it because it was so relevant to the debates about whether the Bush tax cuts should expire. Maybe this is the best way to get D&S articles onto these news aggregator sites:  wait a few months for the public discourse to catch up to us!

(3) Former D&S collective member Phineas Baxandall on HuffPo: This is Phineas’s case for a transaction tax (here).  It’s from a couple of weeks ago–sorry for the delay posting this!

(4) Scary piece on prison industry pushing for SB1070-type laws: Click here (another one I’ve been meaning to post for a while). Scary but not surprising.

(5) War Tax Resistance: Mark your calendar for the 25th Annual New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters and National War Tax Resistance Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting, to be held Nov. 5th through 7th, in Cambridge and Boston.  More info here.

That’s all for now. Today’s Possibly Irrelevant Image (“Car Free” by Tatsuro Kiuchi) dedicated to Alejandro Reuss (our supercool collective member) and Lauren Price (our supercool intern) and their supercool fixed-gear bikes. And John Miller, who’s also a bike guy.  The only problem with the image is that car lane.  At least there are no cars in it.

–Chris Sturr

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