Longview Institute News http://www.longviewinstitute.org News http://www.longviewinstitute.org/logo.jpg http://www.longviewinstitute.org/ Fred Block and Matthew Keller: Where Do Innovations Come From? Transformations in the U.S. National Innovation System, 1970-2006 http://www.longviewinstitute.org/itifinnovations 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. No publisher judejb 2008-07-09 11:36:57 Book Review: Ruth Rosen on Charles Postel's The Populist Vision http://www.longviewinstitute.org/populistvision 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. No publisher judejb 2008-07-09 11:33:48 No Such Thing as a Free Market http://www.longviewinstitute.org/nosuchthing 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. No publisher judejb 2008-06-11 07:29:36 Ruth Rosen: Tales From Inside the Editorial Board Room http://www.longviewinstitute.org/rosentalesfrominside 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. No publisher judejb Media National Security 2008-06-09 13:24:36 Fred Block: America’s Stealth Industrial Policy http://www.longviewinstitute.org/blockstealth 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. No publisher judejb Science Economy 2008-06-07 21:30:54 Talking Inequality http://www.longviewinstitute.org/perspectives/article.2008-05-08.5192325897 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. No publisher mrkeller 2008-05-08 18:54:42 Market Myth Four: Financial Markets Thrive when Regulation is Kept to a Minimum http://www.longviewinstitute.org/projects/marketfundamentalism/myth4 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. No publisher mrkeller 2008-05-01 00:30:31 Fred Block: Mortgage Meltdown for Dummies http://www.longviewinstitute.org/blckmortgage In a piece posted on the Dissent webpage, Fred Block connects the dots behind the mortgage meltdown and suggests the lessons for the Presidential election No publisher fred 2008-03-20 17:16:49 Democracy in Action http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/rrosendemoc In a piece published in Dissent, Ruth Rosen draws on her experience as a juror to tell us what democracy looks like. No publisher fred Culture 2008-01-21 10:47:06 Paul Krugman: Blindly into the Bubble http://www.longviewinstitute.org/news_items/blindlybubble For years, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan refused to regulate the subprime lending market because of his faith that the market would regulate itself. Now that the crisis has hit, Paul Krugman writes, both the former and current chairmen have acknowledged that, for some completely unforeseeable reason, "market discipline has, in some cases, broken down." No publisher jayaram 2007-12-22 21:25:50 Groveling for Choice: What Good Doctors Will Do htt