I was lucky to be invited onto the podcast “Revolutions per Minute” to talk about the 1960 jazz album, “We Insist: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite.” I was very excited to talk about such a revolutionary album in this moment of the movement for black lives. Give a listen and let me know what you…

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Listen to your Fears

In the summer of 1968 when the Beatles released their single “Hey Jude / Revolution” the world seemed to be moving in a radically new, and frightening direction. In that year the Tet offensive of the Vietnamese resistance successfully repelled the U.S. imperial army enough to threaten their entire military project. Soon after, partly because…

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Twelve charts that show how policy could reduce inequality—but is making it worse instead December 20, 2018 With the unemployment rate at 4 percent or below for eight consecutive months, 2018 appears to be the year when the economy finally became healthy again. But while low unemployment is good news, it doesn’t tell the whole…

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Austerity is as much a political issue, as it is a fiscal one. Saludos to the Argentines in the streets: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-economy/argentine-austerity-protests-mount-over-macris-imf-backed-measures-idUSKCN1LS305 September 12, 2018 / 1:05 PM / BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Labor unions and social groups blocked streets in downtown Buenos Aires on Wednesday to protest austerity measures proposed by the government and backed…

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Gupta Exchange Continued

Arun Gupta has made some lengthy FB comments that continued his critiques of my work. Some people have asked that I respond, and so I’m posting his comments in full and my response to them below. You can find my original post about this here. Arun Gupta: I already dealt with this twice, once publicly,…

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