Current Economic Issues

Edited by James M. Cypher, Robert Larson, Alejandro Reuss, Chris Sturr, and the Dollars & Sense collective

current economic issues cover
Edition:
19th
Date of publication:
December 2015
ISBN:
978-1-939402-22-6
Pages:
230
Price:
$33.95


  • Chapter 1—From Crisis to Stagnation
    • 1.1 What Happened to the Recovery? Gerald Friedman
    • 1.2 Recovery Denied John Miller
    • 1.3 The Costs of Austerity Gerald Friedman
    • 1.4 Can "Abenomics" Revive Japan's Economy? Junji Tokunaga
    • 1.5 German Wage Repression John Miller
  • Chapter 2—Fiscal Policy
    • 2.1 What Would Full Employment Cost? Arthur MacEwan
    • 2.2 Myths and Realities of Government Spending Gerald Friedman
    • 2.3 The $17 Trillion Delusion Marty Wolfson
    • 2.4 The Great Tax-Cut Experiment Gerald Friedman
    • 2.5 What's Wrong with a Flat Tax? Arthur MacEwan
  • Chapter 3—Money, Banking, and Finance
    • 3.1 Abolishing the Fed Is No Solution to a Real Problem Arthur MacEwan
    • 3.2 Why the Shift from Production to Speculation? Arthur MacEwan
    • 3.3 Private Equity Moguls and the Common Good John Miller
    • 3.4 Big-Bank Immunity Dean Baker
    • 3.5 Underbanked and Overcharged Deborah M. Figart
    • 3.6 To Fix the Debt, Stop Fed Rate Hikes Dean Baker
  • Chapter 4—Social Policy
    • 4.1 The Big Lie About the "Entitlement State" Alejandro Reuss
    • 4.2 The ACA and the U.S. Health Care Mess Gerald Friedman
    • 4.3 The Pension-Busters' Playbook Katherine Sciacchitano
    • 4.4 Putting the Screws to Generation Screwed John Miller
    • 4.5 The Corinthian Crisis Christopher J. Cooper
  • Chapter 5—The Environment
    • 5.1 Jobs vs. the Environment? Arthur MacEwan
    • 5.2 A Superfund for Workers Jeremy Brecher
    • 5.3 Rent in a Warming World James K. Boyce
    • 5.4 Frackonomics Rob Larson
    • 5.5 Climate Policy as Wealth Creation James K. Boyce
  • NEW! Chapter 6—Food and Agriculture
    • 6.1 The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture John Ikerd
    • 6.2 Food Insecurity in Affluent America Gerald Friedman
    • 6.3 Seeds of Change Elizabeth Fraser and Anuradha Mittal
    • 6.4 The Great Land Giveaway in Mozambique Timothy A. Wise
    • 6.5 Do Locavores Have a Dilemma? Anita Dancs and Helen Scharber
  • Chapter 7—Labor, Unions, and Working Conditions
    • 7.1 Our Triple Jobs Problem Alejandro Reuss
    • 7.2 The Wages of Gender Gerald Friedman
    • 7.3 How High Could the Minimum Wage Go? Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 7.4 The Gig Economy Gerald Friedman
    • 7.5 The Job-Killing-Robot Myth Dean Baker
    • 7.6 Immigration and Wages John Miller
  • Chapter 8—Poverty and Wealth
    • 8.1 Inequality: The Silly Tales Economists Like to Tell Dean Baker
    • 8.2 What Happened to Wages? Gerald Friedman
    • 8.3 No Thanks to the Super-Rich Alejandro Reuss
    • 8.4 Corporate Cronyism: The Secret to Overpaid CEOs Dean Baker
    • 8.5 Bonanza for the Superrich: The Fund-Manager's Tax Break Dean Baker
    • 8.6 Global Inequality Arthur MacEwan
  • NEW! Chapter 9—Race and Class
    • 9.1 Poverty Crime, Privileged Crime Kristian Williams
    • 9.2 Why We All Need Affirmative Action Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 9.3 The Worst Place in the U.S. to be Black is...Wisconsin Dan Schneider
    • 9.4 Mapping Environmental Injustice Klara Zickl, James K. Boyce, Michael Ash
    • 9.5 The Great Recession in Black Wealth Jeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 9.6 Black-White Income Differences: What's Happened? Arthur MacEwan
  • Chapter 10—The Global Economy
    • 10.1 Trans-Pacific Partnership: Corporate Power Unbound John Miller
    • 10.2 Rigged Rules Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
    • 10.3 Mexico's Energy Privatized James M. Cypher
    • 10.4 The Retreat of the Emerging Markets Jayati Ghosh
    • 10.5 After Horror, Change? John Miller
    • 10.6 A Way Out for Greece and Europe Marie Christine Duggan
  • Chapter 11—Resistance and Alternatives
    • 11.1 Co-op Economics Nancy Folbre
    • 11.2 The Economic Dependency Trap of Capitalism Cynthia Kaufman
    • 11.3 The Sharing Economy Needs a Public Option Dean Baker
    • 11.4 Equal Treatment for Immigrants Alejandro Reuss
    • 11.5 What Would Sanders Do? Gerald Friedman
    • 11.6 A Case for Public Ownership Arthur MacEwan
  • Contributors