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Michael Hudson int, by Alan Simpson on “Heterodox” economics read

Walter Scheidel, What Tames Inequality? Violence and Mayhem read

Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Bernie Sanders Supporters Launch Glass-Steagall Drive read

Sarah Anderson, 5 Ways to End CEO Pay Subsidies read

Sarah Anderson, To Save Main Street, Tax Wall Street read

Drake Baer, Why Scandinavians Care More Than Americans About Inequality read

New articles in Wealth inequality: possible corrections

Walter Scheidel, What Tames Inequality? Violence and Mayhem read

Bhanuj Kappal, Global Citizen Comes to India read

Anthony B. Atkinson, How to Spread the Wealth read

Nomi Prins: My Political-Financial Road Map for 2017 read

Tyler Zimmer, Is Socialism Still a Dirty Word? read

Swat Team, by Thomas Frank : Harper’s Magazine read

Lisa Contag, UNESCO Report Says Culture Makes Cities Safer and Stronger read

Rebecca Gordon, Finding Hope in Dismal Times read

Michelle Chen, The Silicon Valley Union Victories You Haven’t Heard Of read

Wallace Hopp, How corporate America can curb income inequality and make more money too read

Ilze Peterson, “Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport.” read

Maurice Weeks and Marilyn Sneiderman, Why Labor and the Movement for Racial Justice Should Work Together read

lexa Clay, A New Economic Vision That Mixes Together Occupy, Amish Culture, and Startups read

Sam Pizzigati, A Do-Over for Our Unequal Economy? read
Sarah Jaffe, We Are Witnessing a New Age of Social Justice Movements—And That Includes Labor read

David A. Graham, Olga Khazan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robinson Meyer, Conor Friedersdorf, Bourree Lam, Julian E. Zelizer, Uri Friedman, Jonathan Rauch, Nadine Ajaka, Jackie Lay, Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Jeremy Raff, The American Dream Is Alive in Finland read

 The Other ‘Political Revolution’ Growing in Washington read

Mark Karlin, An Increase in the Minimum Wage Strengthens the Economy for All read

Speaking Mirth to Power: An Interview With “Tactical Performer” L.M. Bogad read

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Eight Years After an Epic Banking Crash, America’s Biggest Threat Is Still Its Banks read

Alexandra Rosenmann, Here is Noam Chomsky’s audacious request for President Obama before he leaves office read

Eric Maskin and Amartya Sen, The Rules of the Game: A New Electoral System read

Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Shhh! Don’t Tell this Bank Regulator We’ve Got a Derivatives Problem read

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Bill Moyers and David Bly: Rebuilding our middle-class economy. read

Sarah Jaffe int. by Joe Macaré on Necessary Trouble: American in Revolt. Discusses critique of ‘horizontalism.’ “Trying to understand why people feel a certain way isn’t trying to excuse them. It’s part of the job of journalism. ….If our ideas about meritocracy are wrong, if the people in power have proven themselves catastrophically unworthy of that power — the financial crisis being the latest, biggest example — then maybe we need some new structures. “Success” is such an interesting question. Pretty much everyone, at the time I was pitching this book to publishers, thought that Occupy was a “failure.” By the same metric people think Bernie Sanders is a failure. I think both of those assumptions are wrong…..The same wealthy class that exploits our labor, sells us bad mortgages and fraudulently forecloses on our homes has also destroyed the

New site, Our Revolution, maintains Sanders themes. read

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Alexander Holt, Universal Basic Income and the New Corporatist Democrats. One of the boldest ideas for making Americans more economically secure may finally have a champion. read

Pam Martens and Russ Martens: The Fed Has Been Winging It for Eight Years; It’s Time for Congress to Step Up. Rising national debt. read

Fight for 15 coordinates struggles against low-wage jobs. read

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Deirdre Fulton on new report from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), entitled The Ever-Growing Gap: Failing to Address the Status Quo Will Drive the Racial Wealth Divide for Centuries to Come. read

C.J. Polychroniou: Not a new new deal but a new economic model. “Although New Deal-style programs have the potential to alleviate poverty in the short term, they are deeply limited by the core constraint that the raison d’être of active state intervention in a capitalist regime is none other than to save capitalism. Moreover, any program in the mold of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal would also be limited by its failure to give workers a greater say in decision-making…..Capitalism is an inherently crisis-prone socioeconomic system and thus, much more needs to be done than temporarily taming the appetites of the beast for waste, exploitation, inequality, ecological degradation, dispossession and violence. ….The answers to the problems of unemployment, inequality, poverty, violence and environmental degradation can come only through the end of capitalism and its replacement by democratically run forms of economic and social organization, which probably mandate a return to economic localization. read

Benjamin Selwyn: Rethinking recovery. “Mainstream institutions such as the World Bank and International Labour Organisation encourage integration into global value chains as a development strategy that, they claim, will reduce poverty. In reality, employment within these chains generates new forms of worker poverty and contributes to global wealth concentration. That is why they should be labelled global poverty chains…..A well-known example of this dynamic — of corporate value-capture and worker impoverishment — is Apple’s supply chain. Its profit for the iPhone in 2010 constituted over 58% of the device’s final sale price, while Chinese workers’ share was only 1.8%. ….Wealth concentration and mass poverty are two sides of the same coin of global capitalist development.” read