Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study’s author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes-such as healthcare inflation and unemployment-and aims to explain why neoliberal governments would tolerate a growing discrepancy between labor benefits and taxation. See the paper here … More Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

Nancy Folbre & Kristin Smith on The Wages of Care: Bargaining Power, Earnings & Inequality

by Nancy Folbre & Kristin Smith From the abstract: The uneven bargaining power of both firms and workers may be contributing to increased earnings inequality in the U.S. Econometric analysis of earnings from the 2015 Current Population Survey shows that the earnings of managers and professionals employed in care industries (health, education, and social services), … More Nancy Folbre & Kristin Smith on The Wages of Care: Bargaining Power, Earnings & Inequality

Trumponomics: Should We Just Say “No”?

by Gerald Epstein Trumponomics, argues this economist, may look like Reaganomics, but it is more about political power than optimal economics strategies. Economists should be aware of this, but many, even progressives, are not. The author provides a way of looking at and criticizing Trumponomics for the popular, power-aggrandizing strategy and ultimately deeply dangerous set … More Trumponomics: Should We Just Say “No”?

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University 2017 Leontief Prize

2017 Leontief Prize Winners: James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier Awardees to lecture on the theme: “Economics, Equity, and the Environment” March 28, 2017 Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall 2nd floor, Tufts University, Medford, MA GDAE will award its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier. This year’s … More The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University 2017 Leontief Prize