- George S. Rigakos and Aysegul Ergul (Carleton): The Pacification of the American Working Class: A Time Series Analysis.
- Is the workplace prison or sanctuary? From dark 19th-century quarters to Silicon Valley playground, the office has long divided opinion.
- Sophie McBain in why we should all be working less.
- Catherine Rampell on treating wage theft as a criminal offense.
- Ben Casselman on how the biggest predictor of how long you’ll be unemployed is when you lose your job.
- Manufacturing is doing great, but not for workers — here’s what that means.
- Annie Lowrey on how the recovery has created far more low-wage jobs than better-paid ones.
- People think we're in a recession — don't blame them.
- Why is the recovery so agonizingly slow? Mark Thoma wants to know.
- The road to recovery: Tom Streithorst on the state of the economy and how to fix it.
- 50 years into the War on Poverty, hardship hits back.
- Disgorge the cash: J.W. Mason on how capitalists are self-sabotaging because they're always looking to cash out.
- Joshua Hanan and Justin Eckstein on the American debt crisis and Twitter.
- In this new gilded age, we should remind ourselves of a central guiding purpose of America’s original antitrust law, and use it no less boldly.
- James Surowiecki reviews Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters by Walter A. Friedman.
- The government was crucial after all: Jeff Madrick reviews The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths by Mariana Mazzucato and Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State by William H. Janeway.
- David Cay Johnston on why Thomas Jefferson favored profit sharing.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The State of the Economy and How to Fix It - Omnivore
From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, yet another collection of cool links - this one is focused on economics, the recession, and the American work life.