U S Trade Policy And Global Growth

Author: Robert A. Blecker
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563245305
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This collection takes a critical look at the conventional wisdom of economists on trade issues in the 1990s. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers new perspectives on international economy; current issues in American trade policy; global trade imbalances and international monetary reform; and development policy. It will be the most up-to-date, non-technical reader on international trade and finance since 1986. --the only reader containing articles by respected economists with dissenting views on international trade and finance. Explains why free-trade policies and flexible exchange rates are not cure-alls for economic problems --includes essays by Robert Kuttner, Paul Davidson, Lance Taylor, David P. Levine, Stephen C. Smith, Thea M. Lee, Robert E. Scott, Dale Belman, and the editor --contains up-to-date discussions of current issues such as how trade is affecting American wages; the real costs and benefits of protection; what kind of exchange-rate policy we should follow; whether free-trade agreements like NAFTA will benefit most Americans; and the type of trade policy that really works in developing countries --includes provocative essays on whether and how international trade should be managed on an industry-by-industry basis and how international competition can cause losses as well as gains for national economies.

A People S History Of The United States

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317325303
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

U R P E Newsletter

Author: Union for Radical Political Economics
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Savage Inequalities

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0770435688
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For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation's schools.