Category Archives: Economic justice

Pure Geoism

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Spread the loveSometimes it’s said that our “economic reform advocacy” lacks passion, doesn’t get down to real cases. Well, here’s one: here’s the story of “a bold, bare and enormous wrong” (as Henry George put it) perpetrated against someone whoRead the Rest »

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Corn to Burn

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies Now and then I am forced to step back and realize that there are things in our modern economy, things we pass by every day and barely give a second thought, which are actually mind-bogglinglyRead the Rest »

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No. Stop. Please.

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies Every now and then the threat of a new new Walmart will arise in our local struggling postindustrial city, and a dogged crew of well-read, well-fed progressives will turn out to oppose it. Perhaps theRead the Rest »

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My Tainted Trousers

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies The main media buzz has — all too soon — drifted away from the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, in which over a thousand garment workers lost their lives, and another 2,500Read the Rest »

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Good Luck With That, Jeffrey Sachs

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies My general impression of Jeffrey Sachs is that the things he says usually make some sense; he’s well-credentialed, widely published, quoted, cited, featured, y’know, and what-all. So I was a bit surprised, yesterday, to seeRead the Rest »

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Global Poverty: Real and Virtual

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies Glancing at HuffPost over morning coffee (something that costs about $1.50 these days at most NYC bodegas), I noticed that a couple of bloggers, Jessica Prois and Eleanor Goldberg, are documenting their participation in theRead the Rest »

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On Rent

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies My awesome colleague Jacob Shwartz-Lucas mused, in his recent WorkandWealth piece, on Rent — which, he notes, “has a very nuanced meaning in Economics.” Though Jacob said “meaning,” he talked about definition — which isRead the Rest »

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Is New Technology Destroying Jobs?

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Spread the loveby Dr. Polly Cleveland On the NewsHour Friday night, in response to the dismal new jobs numbers, Andrew McAfee of the MIT Center for Digital Business blames the loss on “powerful” new labor-saving technology. But if he’s right,Read the Rest »

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IN. YOUR. FACE.

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies New York City has always provided us with icons: the Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, The Empire State Building, the World Trade Center (in place, and in destruction). Now a new oneRead the Rest »

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Lonely Tax Reformers Press On

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Spread the loveApril 1, 2019 — The economy is surging forward. Clean-energy stocks are outpacing the markets. Seventeen of the 20 largest cities in the United States have voluntarily increased their debt-retirement payments to the federal government. This is theRead the Rest »

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