The Spirit of America: From Self-Reliance to Self-Storage

When did the United States go from being a country filled with proud workers who make stuff to a country filled with indebted out-of-work consumers who store stuff?

Could The Sharing Economy Bring Back Hitchhiking?

Do only sociopaths hitch?

China, Donald Trump, And Who Will Win In 2016

In trying to predict which party will win the White House next year feel free to ignore the gaffes and just focus on the economy.

Waking Up from the Dreams of Our Fathers

Edgar Wilson examines what it means to redefine role models for modern youth.

Democracy and Economy are Jokes, and I am My Own Worst Critic

Srgjan Ivanovik’s failed attempt at a novel helped expose the Macedonian jokes of Democracy and Economy.

4 Things Your History Teacher Didn’t Know About Native Americans — But You Should

Why do so many people in the US believe myths about Native people?

The Rise and Fall of US Labor Unions, and Why They Still Matter

The ranks of labor unions have been decimated over the last half century by outsourcing and anti-union campaigns. The result has been rising inequality.

How Class Works

Economist Richard Wolff examines class in our society

The False Promise of Fracking and Local Jobs

Most people, including politicians and people in the media, assume that fracking creates thousands of good jobs … They are wrong.

The Economic Cost of Climate Change: Time for New Math

Economists underestimate the social cost of carbon by ignoring climate change’s impact on the rate of economic growth, Stanford researchers find.

Did We Lose the War on Poverty?

Fifty years on from the Great Society program, what has been achieved – and what hasn’t – in government efforts to reduce poverty.

The True Cost of Fuel

Leo Babauta asks, “What would happen if fuel prices suddenly became not just expensive but ridiculous? What if gas shot up to $20 per gallon?”

Conventional Economics is a Form of Brain Damage

David Suzuki explains the fallacy of conventional economics, in an interview done for the BBC.

Who Wants to Get Something Done in DC? Anyone?

Getting anything done in Washington seems impossible. Up to us to demand work and results from our representatives, which will only get done with cooperation.

Nobel Rewards Economist Who Told Us how to Tame the Big Firms Which Run Our Lives

Jean Tirole’s groundbreaking work brought game theory into how governments manage the big power companies.

It’s a Shame to Lose Your Job…NOT!

Employment systems are changing and even educated, experienced men will face unemployment, but there’s no shame in that.