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There has been considerable controversy surrounding a letter signed by over 6oo economists supporting an increase in the minimum wage, and attacks on this position, including signaling out Marxist economists as supporters in an ad published in the New York Times, by an industry funded “think tank,” the Employment Policies Institute. Two of the economists singled out, Julie Matthaei and Paul Zarembka, responded with a letter to the New York Times. (March 20, 2014)

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh has published Global War on the 99%: How International Financial Elites Change Governments to Implement Austerity (12 page pdf file). It has been republished in State of Nature and elsewhere. (March 19, 2014)

Cyrus Bina has published A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy: Oil, War, and Global Polity--The Economics of the Middle East and Oil: A Time Machine (Second Edition). (March 2, 2014)

Barbara Garson's Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession is now available in paperback. Also read her "Abracadabra: You're a Part-Timer" in the The Huffington Post. (March 2, 2014)

Cyrus Bina, together with Jamee K. Moudud and Patrick L. Mason, has edited Alternative Theories of Competition (March 2, 2014)

Christian Fuchs has published Social Media: A Critical Introduction by (January 23, 2014). See two sample chapters:
Twitter and Democracy: A New Public Sphere?

Ramaa Vasudevan has published Things Fall Apart: From the crash of 2008 to the long slump (January 23, 2014).

Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy, edited by Al Campbell, has just been published by the University of Florida Press. (more) (December 11, 2013)

The second edition of Michale Zweig's The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret has been published by ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press. (more) (December 11, 2013)

Julio Huato has posted ISLM: A further explanation and a defense on the URPE blog (December 11, 2013)

The Center for Study of Working Class Life is pleased to announce the How Class Works – 2014 Conference, to be held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, June 5-7, 2014. Proposals for papers, presentations, and sessions are welcome until December 11, 2013. For more information, visit the Web site at Submitted by Michael Zweig, Director of the Center. (October 29, 2013).

Geoff Schneider of Bucknell University will be conducting an "Advanced Pedagogy and Course Design Workshop" at La Salle University in Philadelphia. This is scheduled for the day before the ASSA meetings, January 2, 2014. The workshop should be of value to teachers of all sorts, especially graduate students and newly hired faculty members. He offered this workshop in Chicago in 2012 and it was very well received. For more information, contact (October 17, 2013)

White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making, a book by Nicholas Carnes of Duke University has been published by the University of Chicago Press. (more) (October 20, 2013)

Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory, a book by Penny Lewis of the CUNY School of Professional Studies has been published by Cornell University Press. (more) (October 17, 2013)

Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession, a book by Barbara Garson has been published by Random House. (October 20, 2013)

Tim Koechlin of Vassar University has written an op ed The Wrong Deficit: Full employment requires more spending and more borrowing, not less appearing in the Huffington Post. (October 17, 2013)

David Gleicher of Adelphi University has recently posted The Corporation and Culture of Liquidation on his blog. (October 17, 2013)

Read Steve Keen’s three-part series in the Business Spectator on the self-destruction of neoclassical economic theory: Part 1 The self-cannibalisation of economics, July 8, 2013; Part 2 Economics with a bang and a whimper, July 9, 2013; Part 3 New rays of sunshine for a dismal, dwindling science, July 10, 2013. (August 21, 2013)

Read David Gleicher's blog post on modern monetary theory and the cost of govemment deficit spending on his blog. (August 21, 2013)

Part II of Fred Mosley's critique of the marginal productivity theory of distribution has been published in the Real World Economic Review: Part I can be seen at (August 21, 2013)

Michael Perelman's new book The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Workers [Paperback] has been published by the Monthly Review Press. (August 21, 2013) (more)

Fatma Gül Ünal's new book Land Ownership, Inequality and Rural Factor Markets in Turkey: A Study for Critically Evaluating Market Friendly Reforms has beeen published by Macmillan. (August 21, 2013) (more)

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