Current Economic Issues

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

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Date of publication:
December 2017

A lively anthology on today’s most important economic debates, Current Economic Issues highlights shorter, more accessible material from the pages of Dollars & Sense. These articles pack all of the punch—the incisive analysis and thought-provoking alternative perspectives for which D&S is known—into a concise format perfect for introductory-level courses in economics and other social sciences.

This brand-new edition covers key controversies—the state of the macroeconomy, fiscal policy and taxation, banking and finance, the social-welfare state, environmental protection, labor and unions, economic inequality, corporations, migration, and the changing global economy. This new edition includes several articles from Dollars & Sense's special theme for 2017, "The Costs of Empire."

Current Economic Issues’ distinguished contributors include Eileen Applebaum, Dean Baker, Rosemary Batt, James K. Boyce, James M. Cypher, Rob Larson, John Miller, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, and many others. This book is an invaluable tool for understanding the main economic problems of today and contending policy proposals to address them.

“The articles in Current Economic Issues are unique in their ability to draw on both passion and intellect from students of all political persuasions.” —DAVID E. KAUN, University of California–Santa Cruz