By investigating how these myths arose, why they gained traction, how to know they’re wrong, and what damage they’ve done, Jeff Madrick demands that we rethink what we imagine we know about economics, and suggests that we can prevent or, failing that, effectively solve the next Great Recession by tossing the old, bad ideas out and adopting an updated understanding of the dynamics involved in a prosperous, equitable, sustainable economy. It may take a lot to get policymakers, media, and the world to question and reject the proclamations of MIT and Harvard economists, but Madrick’s book hopes to contribute to that effort.
|By: Jesse Myerson Saturday November 29, 2014 1:59 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday September 1, 2011 8:00 pm|
Painting as crime? Seems freedom of expression in art is subject to police investigation if it makes “someone” uncomfortable.
|By: masaccio Sunday June 19, 2011 10:40 am|
Our system is crumbling, but no one notices, at least, no one who could do something about it.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday January 19, 2011 1:25 pm|
Awesome activism from members of the Sheetmetal Workers union (SMWIA), 200 of whom burst into a private meeting of mortgage bankers to protest layoffs by a homebuilding company that got a $900 million in federal funds intended for job creation, and instead laid off workers. The banksters fled the scene, though one said he would have engaged the workers if they had “worn a suit.”
|By: Peterr Saturday April 24, 2010 9:03 am|
There are predators, and then there are enablers.
It doesn’t matter if we are talking about child sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests, deceptive Wall Street bankers, or DOJ-sanctioned torture. The game being played right now is the same, in all three venues: avoid accountability.