Freshly posted to my radio archives: April 23, 2011 James Galbraithon deficit hysteria • Matt Taibbi, author of this article (and this one too), on where all that Fed bailout money went, and how no one went to jail for the financial meltdown
Freshly posted to the LBO website, five articles from recent issues. If you’d been a subscriber, you’d have seen these already—and a lot more. But it’s never too late to sign up, if you haven’t already: LBO subscription info. The articles: Beastly numbers How do you explain educational outcomes? Poverty, mostly. What a damn mess Just how bad does this economy suck? Real bad. 2009: income down, poverty up, more uninsured income & poverty in the U.S. Charter to nowhere Do charter schools work, and if so, for whom? Old world, new crisis The EU melodrama
Just emailed to electronic subscribers, and on press for print subscribers, LBO #132. bouncing around the income ladder: U.S. not so mobile education spending & enrollment: U.S. not so good MONEY The austerity drive intensifies MISCELLANY mythmaking about (un)employment If you don’t subscribe, well, why not? Subscribe here. If you already subscribe, why not give a gift?
Freshly posted to my radio archives: April 9, 2011 Carrie Lane, author of A Company of One, on how unemployed tech workers see themselves (as heroic, self-reliant questers, mostly) • Adolph Reed on the uselessness of TV liberals, the limits of spontaneity in politics, and the sponginess of race as a politlcal and analytical category
I’ll be interviewing Susie Bright about sex, politics, and memory, to celebrate the publication of her book, Big Sex, Little Death. Tonight at 7, at the Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway (at 12th St.), Manhattan. The Strand event page: Strand Books.
Scott McLemee asked me to circulate this, as a follow-up to this post from earlier in the week: Solidarity With Zimbabwean Political Prisoners. They’re getting screwed and they need support.
…though just as supporting cast: Sasha Lilley, Greg Albo, and me, talking about Sasha’s book Capital and its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult, a collection of her excellent interviews for Against the Grain. Sunday, March 20, 7–9 PM Bluestockings 172 Allen St, New York More info here.
I’m on three – count ’em, three! – panels at this weekend’s Left Forum: Catastrophism and the Crisis of the Left E. Panel Session 2—Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., W626 Sponsored by: Retort • Doug Henwood—Left Business Observer • Eddie Yuen—San Francisco Art Institute • James Davis—Retort • Ramsey Kanaan—PM Press, Retort • Sasha Lilley—Retort, Spectre Post-Financial Crisis: Neoliberalism and the Global Economic Recovery O. Panel Session 7—Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., student union • David Harvey—Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center; Author, A Companion to Marx’s Capital • Doug Henwood—Left Business Observer • Mark Weisbrot—Center for Economic and Policy Research …and, just… Read More
My tribute to Bob Fitch, who died on March 4, is now up at The Nation‘s website: “Remembering Robert Fitch.”
[Scott McLemee asked me to circulate this.] Six people in Zimbabwe are now imprisoned on charges of treason for organizing a meeting to discuss the mass movements in Tunisia and Egypt. For this “crime” they face a possible death sentence. They have been tortured and are now in solitary confinement. An international day of action to demand their release will be held on Monday, March 21, when they are scheduled for a court hearing. Our message is simple and urgent: We demand that the government of Zimbabwe drop all charges and release them… Read More
Freshly posted to my radio archive: March 5, 2011 Jodi Dean, keeper of the I Cite blog and author of Blog Theory,interviewed in December on what digital culture is doing to us, returns to tell us how events in Cairo and Madison may have changed her mind • Joel Rogers of the University of Wisconsin on that state and its labor uprising
Just out: Left Business Observer #131. Emailed to electronic subscribers, at the printer’s for the rest. contents banishing Marx • debt & the slump • explaining test scores • what the net is doing to us • inflation! • educating the masses • immigrants: not guilty • Scrooge goes Xmas shopping Tastes of each here. If you don’t subscribe yet, what’s wrong with you? Do it here! Find out why Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz looked up while reading a recent issue to decleare LBO full of “wonderful rants and some very interesting facts.”
Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, interviewed Liza & me when we were in Madison for his radio show. Here it is: Doug Henwood and Liza Featherstone | The Progressive
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is out with its latest estimates of the effects of the stimulus package—officially the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)—on employment and incomes. For the fourth quarter of 2010, the CBO estimates that ARRA: raised real GDP by 1.1–3.5% lowered the unemployment rate by 0.7–1.9 points increased the number of people employed by 1.3–3.5 million increased the number of full-time equivalent jobs by 1.8–5.0 million above what would have happened without ARRA These are substantial numbers. Take GDP. The midpoint of the estimate is 2.3%. Real GDP is… Read More
Liza, Ivan, and I will be traveling to Madison, for several talks at the University of Wisconsin. I’m talking Tuesday at 4; Liza, Wednesday at 4; both of us, Thursday at 12:20. Details: “The Crisis is Over: What Next?” (Doug Henwood) Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall “Behind the Mirror: Focus Groups and What they Reveal” (Liza Featherstone) Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 4pm, 8417 Social Science Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public Thursday, February 17, 2011, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science More: Politics in the Age of Scarcity | Havens… Read More