Current Economic Issues

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

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Date of publication:
December 2016

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—including ongoing economic stagnation, fiscal policy and deficits, financial instability, the welfare state, environmental protection, labor and unions, economic inequality, and the changing global economy. One new chapter, on corporations, includes articles on market power, corporate PR machines, control of natural resources, stock buybacks, and more. Another new chapter, on migration, addresses such timely topics as economic debates on the effects of immigration on wages and labor conditions, reasons for the rise of anti-immigration movements today, and movements for immigrants' political and labor rights

Current Economic Issues’ distinguished contributors include Randy Albelda, Dean Baker, James K. Boyce, Nancy Folbre, Rob Larson, John Miller, Juliet Schor, 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