FDL Book Salon Welcomes Robert Kuttner, Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 1:59 pm

Robert Kuttner’s Debtors’ Prison ties together many of the individual fights progressives are battling over into a general argument for why our economy is broken 5 years after the Great Recession began. There are those fighting both Republicans and some Democrats on topics ranging from austerity to foreclosure relief and financial sector accountability, while there are fellow activists in Europe fighting against the European Central Bank’s policy of tight money and anti-democratic takeovers of local policy.

 

Come Saturday Morning: Mondragon!

By: Saturday June 16, 2012 6:45 am

If you’re at all familiar with Spain, you likely know that the Basque region of Spain had for centuries been one of the poorest parts of that country. That’s started to change in the past fifty years, and Mondragon’s been a key factor — probably the most important factor — in the growing prosperity of the Basque Country. And that’s all come about by rejecting conventional capitalism in favor of economic democracy.

Obama’s Tenure Cost Democrats Edge in Which Party Brings Prosperity

By: Saturday October 1, 2011 6:40 pm

Under President Obama’s tenure official unemployment rose to around 9 percent and has stayed there for roughly 28 months. Not surprisingly, years of persistently bad economic conditions while the country was lead by a Democratic president (who had a Congress controlled by Democrats for two years) leaves Americans seriously questioning the Democratic Party’s ability to foster prosperity in this country.

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