LBO 132 out

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?

New radio product

Freshly posted to my radio archives: March 19, 2011 Abe Sauer, who’s been covering Wisconsin for The Awl, on Walker, the protests, privatization • Steve Early, author of The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor, on the fights in & around Andy Stern’s SEIU

Me at Bluestockings…

…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.

Me at Left Forum

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

LBO 131 out

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.”

Us on Progressive Radio

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

A visit to Madison

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

Grand Street articles posted

Back in the late 1980s, I wrote four articles for the literary journal Grand Street, edited by Ben Sonnenberg. They’re on the transformation of the corporate titan (Morgan to Pickens), Yale and the CIA, Greider’s book on the Fed, and a psychoanalysis of money. You can get them here. And thanks to Christopher Carrico (here too: Christopher Carrico) for sending them along.

Stiglitz praises LBO

This just in Nobel-prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, reading a recent issue, looked up to declare that LBO is full of “wonderful rants and some very interesting facts.” If you don’t already, subscribe today! Issue #131 in prep. Stiglitz: likes LBO

Me on Russia Today TV

Here I am, debating the right again—this time two of them: another Schiff and “investor” Jim Rogers, who somehow gets all the headline credit. Lots of shouting and crosstalk, in line with the show’s name. CrossTalk: Socialism for the Rich (ft. Jim Rogers).

New radio product

Now up on my radio archives (explanatory links at original): November 27, 2010 Paul Street on the Tea Party, the dismalness of the Dems, and Obama’s elegant personal fit with that dismalness • Cordelia Fine, author of the excellent Delusions of Gender, on how all those claims of biological roots to differences between men & women are nonsense November 20, 2010 Monica Potts, author of this article, on (the lack of) green jobs • Yanis Varoufakis, author of this article, on a better way to do a eurozone bailout

LBO #129 out

Oh yes, forgot to announce that LBO #129 is out. Has been for a couple of weeks. If you don’t already, subscribe today! contents Is Social Security really the thing that’s going bust? • 2009: not a good year for the American masses • Recession over, but is that enough? • Globalization & gender • parasitism ain’t what it used to be

Fresh audio content

Just posted two shows to my radio archives: October 23, 2010 (KPFA only) Michael Taft on the Irish crisis • Yanis Varoufakis on the Greek and broader eurozone crises September 30, 2010 Robert Paul Wolff on Harvard’s honoring of the odious Martin Peretz (and Harvard itself) • Antonia Juhasz, director of the energy program at Global Exchange, on the filth of oil, with an emphasis on Chevron Background links for guests at archive page.

Me against the right

I debate right-wing money manager and former Senate candidate Peter Schiff on The Real News Network: Schiff Vs. Henwood on Economic Crisis. Topics covered include the StimPak, Schiff’s intolerable tax burden (which makes it impossible for him to buy a submarine!), the intolerable restrictions on Wall Street (which evidently make it impossible for them to do business), the wisdom of neoliberal economic policy (to Schiff, Reagan was a wimp), etc. Interesting factoid: Schiff is the son of notorious tax protester Irwin Schiff, who’s doing 13 years in federal prison for repeated tax evasion… Read More

Fresh audio posted

Just posted to my radio archives (links there): September 16, 2010 Stephen Mihm, co-author of Crisis Economics, on The Crisis in historical perspective • Two segments on Cuba: Julia Sweig in an excerpt from a Council of Foreign Relations conference call (full audio here) about her conversation with Fidel, and consultant Kirby Jones on the Cuban economy and U.S. companies doing business there September 23, 2010 Eric Garris, founder of, on the antiwar movement, the libertarian perspective on it, and the effort to unite opponents across the spectrum • Gary Shteyngart,… Read More