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Current Economic Issues: Progressive Perspectives from Dollars & Sense, 11th ed. Perfect Paperback – August 15, 2007

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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Dollars & Sense; 11th edition (August 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878585681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878585684
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,198,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jargon-free, up-to-date, and inexpensive -- as well as consistently and thoughtfully progressive. --Robin Hahnel, American University

The articles are unique in their ability to draw on both passion and intellect from students of all political persuasions. --David E. Kaun, University of California, Santa Cruz

About the Author

Authors include Dean Baker, Randy Albelda, Mason Gaffney, Nomi Prins, Gar Alperovitz, Ross Gelbspan, David Bacon, William Greider, Ellen Frank, Arthur MacEwan, Chuck Collins, Betsy Leondar-Wright, John Miller, and William E. Spriggs.

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Format: Perfect Paperback
This book is a compilation of articles written about economic issues that were current in 2007.
Dollars and Sense published this book as part of a series.In addition they have their own website.

Among the numerous issues that are addressed are labor woes and how outsourcing of jobs has effected sectors of American labor.

Another issue is the compensation for CEOs and the Bush tax cuts.
On page 80 there is a quote on those tax cuts-
"Bush gave away revenues meant to provide for worker's retirement as tax cuts for the wealthiest 10% of the population."

On social programs there is interesting information on Medicare Part D. A related subject is pensions: defined-benefit pensions vs. defined-contribution plans and the effects on retirement income.

On the chapter written about Wal Mart there are some insightful facts about Wal Mart and employee benefits. The percentage that their employees pay in premiums and the amount of workers that don't have coverage when compared with employees of Costco is very interesting.

An issue that I hadn't considered is the environmental conditions and pollution in New Orleans and some other parts of Louisiana prior to Katrina.

This is a good source for a Progressive political viewpoint on economics. The articles are written well and not overly dry.
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