Recent and forthcoming titles:


  • Real World Labor, 4th edition
    Edited by Ben Beckett, Kari Lydersen, Robert Ovetz, Kevin Van Meter, and the Dollars & Sense Collective. March 2024.
  • Current Economic Issues, 27th edition
    Edited by James M. Cypher, Robert Larson, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective. December 2023.
  • Real World Globalization, 22nd edition
    Edited by Elizabeth T. Henderson, Arthur MacEwan, Jawied Nawabi, Abhilasha Srivastava, and the D&S Collective. November 2023.


  • Real World Macro, 41st edition. May 2024.
  • Real World Micro, 31st edition. May 2024.
  • Introduction to Political Economy, 10th edition. June 2024.
  • The Economics of the Environment, 4th edition. June 2024.


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  • book coverAsk Dr. Dollar, April, 2023. ISBN 978-1-939402-64-6, $20.50 (209 pp.).

    Ask Dr. Dollar anthologizes articles from Arthur MacEwan’s column in Dollars & Sense magazine, with accessible analysis of a range of issues, including tax and financial policies, inequality, and the environment and climate change, as well as the global economy, finance, and education.

  • book coverThe Coronavirus Crisis Reader, 2nd ed., August 2021. ISBN 978-1-939402-55-4, $16.95 (154 pp.).

    The Coronavirus Crisis Reader, 2nd ed., is an essential guide to the economics of the Covid-19 pandemic. The anthology provides highly accessible analyses of the origins and contours of the crisis; work, wages, and unemployment during the pandemic; and global and policy responses to the crisis.

    Editors: Gerald Friedman, Elizabeth T. Henderson, Abhilasha Srivastava, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective.

  • book coverCurrent Economic Issues, 27th edition, December 2023. ISBN 978-1-939402-82-0, $42.50 (280 pp.).

    This lively anthology covers key controversies about the U.S. and world economies today—inflation; labor struggles; social programs; the environment; labor and unions; gender, race, and class; economic inequality; and migration.

    Editors: James Cypher, Rob Larson, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective.

  • book cover Real World Globalization, 22nd edition, November 2023. ISBN 978-1-939402-81-3, $42.50 (390 pp.).

    Real World Globalization is an accessible, jargon-free introduction to international trade and investment, finance, international institutions, labor in the global economy, migration, economic development, and the global environment.

    Editors: Elizabeth T. Henderson, Arthur MacEwan, Jawied Nawabi, Abhilasha Srivastava, and the D&S Collective.

  • book cover Costs of Empire, December 2018. ISBN 978-1-939402-40-0, $16.95 (134 pp.).

    Costs of Empire compiles articles that ran in the pages of Dollars & Sense magazine as part of a project that sought to highlight issues, critical to our present and future, explaining the shape of the capitalist world economy today, including the roles of international financial institutions (IFIs), the reshaping of the world economy through trade-and-investment agreements, the distribution of income and wealth (and power) worldwide, and the unequal distribution of the costs and benefits of environmental degradation.

    Editors: Alejandro Reuss, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective.

  • book cover Imperiled Economies 2018: An URPE Reader, December 2017. ISBN 978-1-939402-35-6, $39.95 (160 pp.).

    Imperiled Economies 2018 is a new collection of vital writings on economic growth and crises, economic policy, climate change, and alternative political-economic structures.

    Editors: Paul Cooney, Ann Davis, Julio Huato, Paddy Quick, Geoffrey Schneider, Ramaa Vasudevan, and Matias Vernengo.

  • book cover Real World Micro, 31st edition, June 2024. ISBN 978-1-939402-87-5, $47.50 (402 pp.).

    Standard microeconomics textbooks depict a tidy world of free markets producing the best outcomes for everyone. Real World Micro confronts neoclassical theory with a messier reality in which disparities of wealth, power, and organization shape the economy, and benefit some groups at others’ expense.

    Editors: Rob Larson, Alejandro Reuss, Bryan Snyder, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective.

  • Real World Macro cover image Real World Macro, 41st edition, May 2024. ISBN 978-1-939402-88-2, $47.50 (358 pp.).

    Our perennial bestseller asks the questions that standard textbooks largely neglect: What’s so great about growth? Is unemployment “natural”? What determines stock prices? Real World Macro addresses timely topics such as inflation, deficits, tax policy, the Federal Reserve, savings, and increasing inequality.

    Editors: Ed Ford, Elizabeth T. Henderson, Luis Rosero, Bryan Snyder, and the D&S Collective.

  • book coverThe Wealth Inequality Reader, 4th edition, December 2012. ISBN: 978-1-939402-00-4, $35.95.

    The Wealth Inequality Reader explores the hidden realities of wealth stratification, its causes and consequences, and possible strategies for change. The 4th edition features the latest statistics on wealth and poverty in the U.S. and globally, and analysis of the role of wealth inequality in the current economic crisis.

    Editors: Linda Pinkow, Sam Pizzigati, and the Dollars & Sense Collective, with a new preface by Chuck Collins.

  • book coverThe Economics of the Environment, 3rd edition, June 2015. ISBN: 978-1-939402-15-8, $34.95.

    The Economics of the Environment is a lively, thought-provoking supplement designed for courses in environmental or resource economics. This new anthology tackles the issues of environmental destruction and resource depletion that mainstream economics—and mainstream texts—fail to address adequately.

    Editors: Alejandro Reuss, Bryan Snyder, Chris Sturr, and the Dollars & Sense Collective.

  • book cover Labor and the Global Economy, by Alejandro Reuss.
    January 2013. ISBN 978-1-939402-02-8, $35.95 (195 pp.).

    Labor and the Global Economy is a concise text on the essentials of labor, globalization, international trade and investment, economic development, and challenges to the current "globalization from above." An ideal companion to the classic D&S anthology, Real World Globalization.

  • cover of Our Economic Well-BeingOur Economic Well-Being, edited by the Dollars & Sense collective ISBN 978-1-939402-29-5, $24.95 (192 pp.).

    In 2014, members of the congregation of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church took out a half-page ad in the New York Times, posing a question and a challenge—how can we explain changes in economic well-being in the United States, especially the broad differences between the post-World War II era, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, compared to the era since the early ’70s? This edited volume is a response to this question from the editorial collective of Dollars & Sense.

  • book cover Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination, by Randy Albelda and Robert Drago. 4th edition, August 2013. ISBN 978-1-939402-05-9, $36.95 (193 pp.).

    Unlevel Playing Fields explores the persistence of labor-market inequality and discrimination against black people and women, by presenting two contrasting economic theories—neoclassical and political economy—and showing how each theory explains inequality in wages, employment levels, and the distribution of jobs. The thoroughly updated third edition features more than 50 years of employment trends and data. Each chapter includes discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. A thorough, accessible introduction to labor-market theory.

  • book coverReal World Labor, 4th edition, March 2024. ISBN: 978-1-939402-25-7, $37.50 (259 pp.).

    The fourth edition of Real World Labor is thoroughly revised and updated and provides up-to-date, accessible, and penetrating analysis of the most significant issues confronting workers and unions today, both nationally and globally.

    Editors: Ben Beckett, Kari Lydersen, Robert Ovetz, Kevin Van Meter, and the D&S Collective.

  • book cover The Economic Crisis Reader, 2nd edition, November 2010. ISBN 978-1-878585-84-4, $34.95 (411 pp.).

    The second edition of The Economic Crisis Reader features the latest news and analysis of the causes, consequences, and possible ways out of the ongoing economic crisis, including the financial meltdown, Fed policy, stimulus and deficits, housing, unemployment, global dimensions, and much more. Editors: Gerald Friedman, Fred Moseley, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective.

  • book coverReal World Banking & Finance, 8th edition, July 2022. ISBN 978-1-939402-63-9, $40.50.

    This clearly-written anthology helps students grasp the basics of money and monetary policy, the banking and finance industry, and financial markets, while also covering the burning issues of the global financial crisis, mortgages and other consumer-debt issues, pensions and Social Security, and proposals for reform and alternative institutions. Editors: Bill Barclay, Doug Orr, Mechthild Schrooten, Chris Sturr, John Summa, and the D&S Collective.

  • cover of Intro to Political EconomyIntroduction to Political Economy, by Charles Sackrey, Geoffrey Schneider, and Janet Knoedler.
    9th edition, December 2022. ISBN 978-1-939402-73-8, $42.50 (300 pp.).

    Introduction to Political Economy presents the history of economic thought through the work of the most influential economists of modern times, including Smith, Marx, Veblen, Keynes, Galbraith, and others. The new edition is thoroughly revised and updated with real-world examples of how these theories are related to current economic issues.

  • book coverReal World Latin America, 2nd edition, November 2013. ISBN: 978-1-939402-11-0, $35.95 (313 pp.).

    A thorough introduction to the political and economic realities of Latin American today, drawn from the pages of Dollars & Sense and the acclaimed NACLA Report on the Americas. The articles in this all-new anthology cover the shifts in economic policy region-wide, Latin American countries' varied relationships to the global economy, the dilemmas of economic development and environmental sustainability, power and conflict both within and between countries, and the past, present, and future of resistance and rebellion.

  • book coverStriking a Balance, January 2007. ISBN: 978-1-878585-62-2, $18.95 (182 pp.).

    Economist Robert Drago analyzes relevant research from a range of academic disciplines, including findings from his own studies, to construct a unique vision of the meaning of work-life balance. Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life examines the deeply held but unexamined beliefs about work, womanhood, and society that are responsible for our out-of-balance lives.

    Foreword by Juliet Schor, author of The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure.