Jobs, Money, Debt: Economic Common Sense (Episode 3: Functional Finance)

The 3rd episode of the Binzagr Institute For Sustainable Prosperity Vlog series is now online “Jobs, Money, Debt: Economic Common Sense.” In this episode, Mathew Forstater, Research Director at the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, explains the painful implications of the pro ‪austerity‬ deficit hawks approach to public policy and contrasts it with the functional… More Jobs, Money, Debt: Economic Common Sense (Episode 3: Functional Finance)

Mark Klinedinst on Southern Company’s “Clean Coal” Plant in Mississippi

Mark Klinedinst has written a piece on the big fight against one of the largest utilities in the country, the Southern Company, to save poor people from having to spend billions on a boondoggle. The paper can be found here https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/62214/ (Corporate Walkover in Progress: The Case of the Southern Company’s “Clean Coal” Plant in… More Mark Klinedinst on Southern Company’s “Clean Coal” Plant in Mississippi

In Historic NLRB Ruling, Temps Win the Right To Join Unions

A new ruling will enable temporary and permanent employees to come together to negotiate with their bosses in mixed bargaining units. The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a Bush-era standard that said a union could only organize a bargaining unit of jointly employed and regular employees if both employers consented—even if those employees worked together closely. “Jointly employed”… More In Historic NLRB Ruling, Temps Win the Right To Join Unions

John Weeks on the Corbyn Phenomenon

By John Weeks, originally posted here Labour Party Rebellion of 2016 Cross-country political comparisons mislead by creating an illusion of insight.  The attempt to compare Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn provides a clear example.  While both rose to prominence through a wave of popular rebellion, the political context and constraints each faces are substantially different.… More John Weeks on the Corbyn Phenomenon

A Message to CUNY Adjuncts, Part-timers and other Exploited Faculty on the Occasion of the Proposed Contract

By Andy Battle Dear Adjuncts, Part-timers and other Exploited Faculty: I write to you because we are in a special time. Your union has just presented you with a contract that has the power to shape… Source: A Message to Adjuncts, Part-timers and other Exploited Faculty on the Occasion of the Proposed Contract