Articles on Economics

Economy Track, EPI

State of Working America, EPI

Primer on Modern Monetary Theory, Archive, Wray

The Basics of Modern Money

How does JK Galbraith’s The New Industrial Estate hold up after 6 decades? Steve Keen 3/23

You’re the Real Job Creator: An interview with Stephanie Kelton, N+1 4/20

The Robots Are Not Coming, Henwood, Jacobin 2/20

The Student Debt Crisis, Labor Market Credentialization, and Racial Inequality: How the Current Student Debt Debate Gets the Economics Wrong, Morgan & Steinbaum, Roosevelt Instit., 10/18

Socialism and the Liberal Imagination, Williams, Dissent 8/18

Understanding the importance of monopsony power in the U.S. labor market, Bahn, Equitable Growth, 7/18

Monetary policy without a working theory of inflation, Tarullo 10/17

Time for Politicians to Stop Deficit Fearmongering, Kelton, Realnews 10/17

How Economists Turned Corporations into Predators, Parramore, INET 10/17

Rise and Fall of Keynesian Economics JMKeynes slides , Zaccone 10/17

A Moral Challenge to Economists, Rev. Dr. Wm. Barber, INET 1/17

Economic growth in the United States: A tale of two countries, Saez, Piketti, Zucman 12/16

Here’s What Economists Don’t Understand About Race, Parramore INET 10/16

Remarkable Admission On Fiscal Policy [paper by CEA head, coming back to Keynes], 10/16

$13 trillion lost last year because of war, Tharoor, Wash. Post 5/16

Top 10 Charts of 2015, EPI 12/15

Top CEOs Make 300 Times More than Typical Workers: Pay Growth Surpasses Stock Gains and Wage Growth of Top 0.1 Percent, Mishel & Davis, EPI 6/15

Labor in the 21st Century, Lazonick SSRN 2/15

How To Use Economics & Not Be Used by Economists (1 of 6) Chang

Inversion: ‘Competitiveness’ Has Nothing to Do With It, Kleinbard 8/14

Employment Impact of War,  Costs of War, Brown Univ.

Kapital for the Twenty-First Century, Galbraith on Piketty

Unmaking Global Capitalism, Gindin, Jacobin 6/14

Lost Opportunity, Goldberg, 8/14

The CBPP Full Employment Project, Bernstein 4/14

Why the Federal Reserve Needs an Overhaul, Greider, 3/14

Exit Keynes the Friedmanite, Enter Minsky’s Keynes, Barbera, Levy Instit. 9/13

How the Fed Can Jumpstart the Real Economy, Greider, 8/13

Debt Relief and the Fed’s Money-creation Power, Greider, Levy 8/13

A Much-Maligned Engine of Innovation, M. Wolf, FT 8/13

Jumping the Abyss: Marriner S. Eccles and the New Deal, 1933-1940, Nelson, INET 12/12

Federal Debt: Who Ran Up the Bill? Who’ll Pay It?, Zaccone 6/12

The Entrepreneurial State, M. Mazzucato, Demos 2011

Stacked Deck: How the Dominance of Politics by the Affluent & Business Undermines Economic Mobility in America, Callahan & Cha, Demos

350 Economists Say: Jobs Not Austerity 11/12

The Servant Economy, Jeff Faux

From Here to Full Employment, Darity 1/12

The Political Economy of Full Employment, Michael Kalecki, 1943

A U.S. Financial Transaction Tax: How Wall Street can Pay for Its Mess, Pollin

The Corporate Tax Myth, CNN Money, 2/12

Back To Full Employment, Boston Review, J/F 2011

US Infrastructure Report Card: “D” Ritholtz, 9/10

Who Ate the Dessert? Deficit mania ignores growth of income gap, deMause Extra! 6/10

Global Innovation and Jobs, M. Mandel 4/09

U.S. Corporations in the Recovery and Beyond: Conference papers

In Defense of Deficits, J.K.Galbraith, the Nation, 3/10

Where Today’s Large Deficits Come From- Economic Downturn, Financial Rescues, and Bush-Era Policies Drive the Numbers, CBPP 2/10

Federal War Spending Exceeds State Government Outlays , Ross, PR 12/09

Why Capitalism Fails The man who saw the meltdown coming had another troubling insight: it will happen again, Boston Globe, 9/13/09

Plutonomy: Buying Luxury, Explaining Global Imbalances [the world according to Citigroup] R. Frank, WSJ, 1/07

Keynes, “National Self-Sufficiency,” Yale Rev, 1933

Health Care Budget Deficit Calculator: projected rising budget deficits mostly from skyrocketing health care costs. CEPR 8/09

Power Problem [finance and the business press], Starkman, CJR M/J/09

The worst downturn since the Great Depression, Mishel & Shierholz EPI 6/09

No Return to Normal: Why the economic crisis, and its solution, are bigger than you think, J. Galbraith, 3/09

Tools for a New Economy: Proposals for a financial regulatory system, Pollin, 3/09

Baseline Scenario; Financial Crisis for Beginners

(Very) short reading list: unemployment in the 1930s

Financial Implosion and Stagnation: Back to the Real Economy, Foster & Magdoff, 12/08

Today’s Economic Crisis in Historical Perspective, Global Labor Strats, 11/24/08

Attracting Undocumented Immigrants: The Perverse Effects of US Border Enforcement, Kaufman, 11/08

Confidence Trick, J. Miller, $ & Sense, 10/08; ongoing coverage, ibid.

How Some Arcane Wall Street Financial Instruments Magnified Economic Crisis

Take a Walk on the Supply Side: Tax Cuts on Profits, Savings, and the Wealthy Fail to Spur Economic Growth, Ettlinger, 9/08

Wall Street crisis is culmination of 28 years of deregulation, Lightman, 9/15/08

Companies Tap Pension Plans To Fund Executive Benefits, Schultz & Francis, WSJ, 8/4/08

The Capture of Keynesianism, Palley, 4/08

Political Aspects of Full Employment, Michal Kalecki 1943