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Real World Macro asks the questions that standard textbooks largely neglect: What’s so great about growth? Is unemployment natural? Why is inequality increasing? Features a chapter on "Resistance and Alternatives" to dominant theories, policies, and institutions. With contributions from Randy Albelda (UMass-Boston), Dean Baker (CEPR), Robert Pollin (UMass-Amherst), Marty Wolfson (Notre Dame), and many more.
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