The test of Barack Obama's economic-recovery plan will be the degree to which women workers' interests and needs are put at its heart, says Ruth Rosen.
Fred Block argues that the future of the U.S. economy might actually rest on the seemingly obscure issue of how Federal budget accounting is done. He argues that we need a Federal capital budget to make possible the continuing expenditures needed for economic recovery.
How the economic crisis will impact women's reproductive decisions.
VIDEO SERIES: How Will the Obama Administration and New Congress Support Innovation Amid An Economic Crisis?
Exerpts from the 12/1/08 Washington D.C. briefing.
Block writes for the Breakthrough Institute blog that "We need not just stimulus, but 'stim-novation.'"
In Washington, D.C. last week, Longview's Fred Block, writing with Matthew Keller, proposed that President Obama's economic recovery plan should place particular emphasis on strengthening the economy's capacity for innovation. They argue for "stim-novation"--policies that combine economic stimulus with prioritizing innovation.
Joffe exposes the cruelty behind an Oklahoma law that mandates ultrasounds for women seeking abortions.
Ruth Rosen points out a troubling silence on women's issues in the presidential race. She calls on the candidates to "Woo us with things that really matter; don't insult us."
Fred Block and Matthew Keller: Where Do Innovations Come From? Transformations in the U.S. National Innovation System, 1970-2006
In this report published by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Fred Block and Matthew Keller show how the nature of the U.S. innovation system has changed dramatically over the course of the last 40 years. The authors analyze a sample of innovations recognized by R&D Magazine as being among the top 100 innovations of the year over the last four decades.
Do the socially progressive ideals that jump-started 20th-century reform movements have lessons relevant to the concerns of 21st-century America? A new book makes a strong case that they do.
The New York Sun recently published a critical "reconsideration" of Karl Polanyi's mid-20th Century text, The Great Transformation. Fred Block shows that the issues are not academic but are critically relevant for today's political and economic debates.
In this TPM Cafe piece, Ruth Rosen reflects on the pressure she and other members of the media felt to suppress their skepticism about the Bush administration's rationale to go to war.
Fred Block writes in Miller-McCune that free marketers want the government off business's back, but may not realize how much of the spine is government funded.
How can progressives be effective in framing issues of social and economic inequality? This two-part document from the Social Equity and Opportunity Forum at Portland State University documents and addresses the fact that when activists and advocates say one thing, their audiences often hear a very different message.
John Maynard Keynes reminded us during the Great Depression, “When the capital development of a country becomes the by-product of a casino, the job is likely to be ill done.” The role of hedge funds in the recent meltdown of the home mortgage market is a powerful reminder of his wisdom.