I am a historian of the economy, not an economist, and I was dismayed to find that over many decades the experts expended little energy to find softer ways than higher unemployment to tame inflation. Today, many economists–including the informative liberal Paul Krugman–are happy that the Federal Reserve is jacking up interest rates to raise unemployment, scare workers, and cut wage increases. Left-wing economists do not share that enthusiasm.
The time has come to decide for ourselves whether or not we accept the actions of this Supreme Court as reasonable.
After more than two years of barely seeing each other in person, Atlanta’s DSA chapter decided to revive its Douglass Debs Dinner, honoring progressive activists, rekindling connections with progressive groups, and bringing in an infusion of cash. The idea of organizing a fundraising dinner sprang from my time living in Detroit before moving to Atlanta…
This airline could become one facet of a state-owned transportation system that optimizes travel by train, plane, and bus to maximize quality of life while preserving the planet,
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job and unemployment report for the month of June is pretty positive. The official unemployment rate, derived from a sample of households, stayed low: 3.6% for the fourth month in a row. The rates for Asian-Americans and Hispanics were also quite low at 3.3% and 4.3%. But unemployment rates stayed…
Here’s what’s new since the last issue of Democratic Left.
Understanding their reluctance to fall in line with Western foreign policy priorities means shedding simple interpretations of the conflict in Ukraine.
The history of the Mexican Revolution has been largely overlooked by the modern U.S. Left. Bad Mexicans introduces readers to Ricardo Flores Magón and co.