New Book: Economics for Sustainable Prosperity

By Steven Hail. From Palgrave Macmillan: The central argument of this book is that the foundations for sustainable prosperity lie in an approach to economic management based on modern monetary theory and a job guarantee. This approach builds on the work of Keynes, Kalecki, Minsky, Davidson, Godley and other Post- Keynesian economists—as well as research … More New Book: Economics for Sustainable Prosperity

Call for papers: Freedom and Justice Summer Conference 2018

The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for their fifth annual summer conference June 14-16, 2018. This year’s theme is “Freedom and Justice: Structural Violence, Power Relations, and Community Resources”. The conference will be hosted and co-sponsored by Salish Kootenai College, a Tribal College … More Call for papers: Freedom and Justice Summer Conference 2018

Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century

By Nathan Newman, As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, it’s worth remembering that his legacy was based firmly in the labor and the socialist movements of the 20th century. It takes nothing away from King to highlight how his work built on those movements and his voice was magnified by his association with … More Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century

New Book: Racism in the Neoliberal Era – A Meta History of Elite White Power

By Randolph Hohle. From Routledge: Racism in the Neoliberal Era explains how simple racial binaries like black/white are no longer sufficient to explain the persistence of racism, capitalism, and elite white power. The neoliberal era features the largest black middle class in US history and extreme racial marginalization. Hohle focuses on how the origins and … More New Book: Racism in the Neoliberal Era – A Meta History of Elite White Power

Left Coast Forum 2017: State of the Struggle

With the grim racist, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-labor ideology that has grasped much of the nation’s political dialog, the time couldn’t be better to introduce a new platform to West Coast activists and organizers eager to combat this unprecedented reactionary takeover. Modeled on and partnering with New York City’s venerable Left Forum, the inaugural three-day Left … More Left Coast Forum 2017: State of the Struggle