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From the Dollars & Sense blog:
- Corbyn Victory and Other Election Links | September 15, 2015
- Labor Day? More like 'Assets Day.' | September 7, 2015
- Our Annual Labor Issue is out! | September 1, 2015
- On Its 80th Birthday, Security Social Security | August 14, 2015
- Links: SEC/CEO, Greece, Mexico, Trump, Salaita | August 11, 2015
The People in the Tents Say “Yes”
By the end of the decade, Tijuana’s population will reach two million. But will its workers, its artists, and its political activists still be able to enjoy Juárez Park?
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The Burdens of American Federalism
Because the burden of state and local taxes and fees is much heavier on poor people than it is on the rich, the system as a whole is much less progressive than it seems at first.
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A Case for Public Ownership
Dear Dr. Dollar: Would the U.S. economy work better if some industries were nationalized? Banks? Other industries? Which ones and why? Read more »
The Agony of Mexican Labor Today
How did Mexico’s working class get into such a difficult situation? And how might it ever get out?
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What’s Next for Greece
How could Syriza have agreed to the latest deal? Wouldn’t Greece be better off introducing its own currency, rather than conceding both fiscal and monetary policy sovereignty? | Read more »
German Wage Suppression
How German wage repression and currency manipulation pushed the eurozone into crisis and ignited a conflict between northern and southern eurozone countries | Read more »
Securing Social Security
On the 80th anniversary of the program, a review of Social Security Works! by Nancy J. Altman and Eric R. Kingston, with a foreword by David Cay Johnston. | Read more »
Poverty Crime, Privileged Crime
While most analyses of Ferguson, Staten Island, and Baltimore have rightly put the spotlight on race, there is also an important economic dimension we should not forget. | Read more »
Special to the Web:
Thirty Years of Farm Aid
Reflections on Farm Aid by insiders as the organization supporting family farms celebrates its 30th anniversary. | Read more »
How a Progressive Tax System Made Detroit a Powerhouse (and Could Again)
During the city’s heyday from the 1890s through the 1940s, mayors and other civic leaders embraced the principles espoused by American economist Henry George, raising revenue through property taxes, rather than income or sales taxes. Read more »
Banking on the Public
Going Postal, North Dakota, and other finance alternatives: A report-back from Public Banking 2013: Funding the New Economy. Read more »
Taxing Cash Hoarders
Nonfinancial corporations are stockpiling enormous sums of cash. A tax on this idle cash that would light a fire under corporations to invest it now. Read more »
Jobs, Deficits, and the Misguided Squabble over the Debt Ceiling.
Why the absurd squabble over the debt ceiling was distracting, destructive, and almost entirely beside the point. Read more »
Local Activism against Wal-Mart
Corporate Power, Wal-Mart and the Undermining of the Democratic Process
Is the Wal-Mart Way the American Way?
Why Is the Government Buying Long-Term Bonds?
Questions and Answers on the Fed’s “QE2” program. Read more »
Earlier web-only articles, mostly on the financial crisis, dating back to December 2007.