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.

They Rule

Author: Paul Street
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317250591
Size: 65.62 MB
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They Rule reflects on key political questions raised by the Occupy movement, showing how similar questions have been raised by previous generations of radical activists: who really owns and rules the US? Does it matter that the nation is divided by stark class disparities and a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few? Along the way, this book sharpens readers' sense of who the US oligarchy are, including how their fortunes have changed over the course of US history, how they live and think and how to detect and de-cloak them. They Rule is a masterful historical and political analysis, revealing what lies beneath the surface of US society and what ordinary people can do to bring about social change.

Why Unions Matter

Author: Michael D. Yates
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583673660
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In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best, they provide a way for workers to make society both more democratic and egalitarian. Yates uses simple language, clear data, and engaging examples to show why workers need unions, how unions are formed, how they operate, how collective bargaining works, the role of unions in politics, and what unions have done to bring workers together across the divides of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. The new edition not onlyupdates the first, but also examines the record of the New Voice slate that took control of the AFL-CIO in 1995, the continuing decline in union membership and density, the Change to Win split in 2005, the growing importance of immigrant workers, the rise of worker centers, the impacts of and labor responses to globalization, and the need for labor to have an independent political voice. This is simply the best introduction to unions on the market.

U R P E Newsletter

Author: Union for Radical Political Economics
Publisher:
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In Solidarity

Author: Kim Moody
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 160846458X
Size: 78.39 MB
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In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist theory and labor history, Moody charts a well-reasoned course for the future of rank-and-file struggle. Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a senior research fellow at the Work and Employment Unit of the University of Hertfordshire.