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Economic Books

Kuttner's Debtors' Prison: A Much-Needed Brief Against Austerity

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Debtors' Prison should be required reading for anyone who influences economic policy in this country. Open-minded readers should come away convinced that we need to reject the economics of despair for an economics of hope.

'The Great American Stickup'

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Scheer

Clinton betrayed the wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal reforms that capitalism needed to be saved from its own excess in order to survive, that the free market would remain free only if it was properly regulated in the public interest.

How America's Shift Away From Helping Its Own Ruined The Economy And The Middle Class (PHOTOS)

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Reich

In the 1930s and 1940s, we restructured our economy to widen prosperity. The result was the Great Prosperity -- a period running from 1947 to 1975, in which the American economy boomed.

The Great American Stickup

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Scheer

The big cop-out about the banking meltdown has been the argument by those most complicit that there was "enough blame to go around" and that no institution or individual should be singled out for accountability.