Published Articles

That every American should have inexpensive access to all necessary health care is not a matter for debate. As with our education system, our long-standing traditions of local control and community care should remain bedrock principles of our health care system. READ MORE

March 18, 2014

When did reform become a dirty word? Thirty years of education reform have brought a barren, test-bound curriculum that stigmatizes students, vilifies teachers and encourages administrators to commit wholesale fraud to hit the testing goals that have been set for them. READ MORE

March 11, 2014

Economic statistics tell us that the recession ended in June, 2009. Nonetheless, four years of consistent economic growth have failed to bring back all the jobs lost in the collapse. READ MORE

March 4, 2014

In January 2008, the US economy provided full-time employment for 122 million people and part-time employment for an additional 24 million. Then the recession hit, followed by the recovery. READ MORE

February 25, 2014

Making the market ‘decisive’ means that the Chinese government has decided to place profits before people — and even before that previously invincible talisman, economic growth. READ MORE

November 27, 2013

A new kind of social disease has spread from recession in the United States to austerity in Europe to manufactured crisis in Australia. Tenured and emeritus academics should be hoisting the banner of civilization, raising the battle-cry for justice. READ MORE

November 26, 2013

If Europe successfully implements a financial transactions tax (FTT), it will demonstrate that it is possible to make banks pay for the privilege of trading financial instruments like stocks, bonds, and derivatives. READ MORE

November 18, 2013

This year’s fast GDP growth underlines one of the great myths of economic statistics: the myth that growth benefits everyone, or at least most people. READ MORE

November 8, 2013