Fadhel Kaboub is Associate Professor of economics at Denison and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.
The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for our fourth annual summer conference August 10-12th, 2017 in New York City. This year’s theme is: *Freedom and Justice: Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion.* The conference is co-sponsored by The New School, John Jay College of … More CALL FOR PAPERS: Freedom and Justice – Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion
By John F. M. McDermott. From Palgrave: This book argues that economic activity in the public sphere now underwrites private corporations, and rejects rigid adherence to traditional economic theories that no longer apply. Adam Smith’s widely used “merchant’s model” assumes that most investment is private, when in fact research demonstrates that public investment in the workforce … More New Book: Employers’ Economics versus Employees’ Economy – How Adam Smith’s Legacy Obscures Public Investment in the Private Sector
Professor Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont describes how inequality between men and women has driven economic growth, arguing that pursuing equality while growing the economy requires reframing social spending as a form of investment.
By Josh Bivens and Hunter Blair A welcome theme in the 2016 presidential election was a commitment to increasing public investment. Both candidates in the Democratic primary put forward detailed plans for such investments, and in the general election contest, Donald Trump generally criticized Hillary Clinton’s five-year, $275 billion plan for infrastructure as too small. … More EPI: A Social Democratic Public Investment Agenda for the USA