Just Economics

Thoughts on work and compensation

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Presently in the United States we are experiencing a wealth gap not seen since the gilded age. A plethora of explanations exist for this...

Just Economics: Conservator not hegemon

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How can the United States achieve lasting greatness? I claim that the best way of gaining really durable eminence is by dismantling our pernicious...

Just Economics: Looking through the lens of ‘The 1619 Project’

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In 2019, The New York Times published The 1619 Project, a collection of essays, short stories, and poems intended to revisit United States’ history...

Toward participatory democracy

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Capitalist ideology has a mighty grip on the consciousness of contemporary Americans. It is sometimes said that people in the United States can more...

It’s time wealth paid its fair share

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Since 1980, the U.S. economy has increasingly divided Americans along class lines to a degree now rivaling the Gilded Age. Economic elites have gained...

Can the Davids influence the Goliaths?

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Commercial giants, such as Amazon, Walmart, Tyson Foods frequently make the news for high salaries and soaring stock valuations garnered by top management and...

Why are workers quitting?

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American workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers. In September 2021 (the last month for which reliable data are available), 4.4 million workers,...

Neoliberalism and the maldistribution of wealth

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Welcome to a new monthly column in Boulder Weekly. Writers of this column are members of the Economic Justice Collective of the Rocky Mountain...

Market forces for products, not people

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There is a lot of discussion about teacher pay in the United States, and Colorado is no exception. What gets less attention is the...

Transcending the housing crisis

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Virtually all housing experts agree that there is a housing crisis in the United States. It is estimated that 600,000 Americans are currently homeless,...