The latest YouGov poll for The Economist has found a solid majority, 58 percent of Americans, agree that marijuana should be regulated and taxed just like like alcohol and tobacco. Almost as important, the poll found that only 23 percent disagreed with the idea of treating cannabis like alcohol.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 11, 2011 4:20 pm|
|By: William Black Saturday July 17, 2010 2:00 pm|
Dr. Wolff is a prominent Marxist economist who teaches at U. Mass and The New School. The book is composed of scores of short essays he did for Monthly Review beginning in 2005. The publicity blurb sent to potential reviewers states that Dr. Wolff “predicted the economic meltdown years ago.” The book does not contain specific predictions of the meltdown beyond the omnipresent Marxist prediction that capitalism is inherently unstable. Dr. Wolff’s articles take note of the bubble and nonprime assets in the articles in the book after the collapse of the bubble and after the crisis in nonprime assets were obvious. Readers interested in the scholars that predicted the specific crisis should consult Jamie Galbraith’s article.
Dr. Wolff’s emphasis is explaining his overall Marxist critique of capitalism’s defects. The articles can be read easily by the general reader. No economic expertise is required and Dr. Wolff writes in English without the Marxist jargon that non-specialists find confusing.
|By: Kris Newby Sunday May 9, 2010 2:00 pm|
[Welcome author Helene Jorgensen, and Host Kris Newby, Senior Producer, Under Our Skin] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book. Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] SICK AND TIRED: How the U.S. Health Care System Fails Its Patients In 2003, economist Helene Jorgensen was bitten by [...]