New research shows that the same inequality that gets us into economic messes, significantly slows the clean-up.
A cutting edge forum on how raising the minimum wage and providing paid sick days for tipped workers will help mitigate inequality in Washington, D.C.
It is easy to fall under the misconception that GDP is a reliable indicator of economic growth or of a country’s well-being.
Author and political economist, Gar Alperovitz will discuss and sign his new book about a new economy based on models of social entrepreneurship such as community land trusts and worker-owned businesses.
Join veteran labor journalist and Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow Sam Pizzigati for a discussion and signing of his new book.
Come out to a discussion and book signing with Gus Speth of his book, America The Possible,on an attractive and plausible future with the specific changes needed to move toward a new political economy.
Join us at the second annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending to coincide with the release of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) new annual figures on world military expenditures.
The Unitarian Universalist General Assembly is a yearly meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. This year the General Assembly will include a presentation from Chuck Collins, Jared Gardner, and Woullard Lett.
We shouldn’t have to face harsh economic realities all alone. Increasingly people are coming together in small groups known by various names: common security clubs, mutual aid groups, resilience circles, and unemployed support groups. Come learn about these new groups in Seattle
A look at the effectiveness of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act one year after its passage.
National and local political leaders will join a panel of esteemed economists and journalists for a town hall discussion of the economic collapse and how Detroit — and the country — can recover. Putting the needs of workers and citizens (not bankers and stock market speculators) at the center of the conversation, the panel will examine local solutions as well as the role of Detroit in the national economy.
The event marks the publication of Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover (Nation Books, 2009) by Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and other editors at the magazine.
Moderated by The Nation Magazine’s John Nichols, this discussion will feature:
Documentarian and activist Michael Moore (invited)
Representative John Conyers (D-MI)
Bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich
Detroit City Council Woman and Radio Host Jo Ann Watson
Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Elena Herrada, co-chair and founding member of the Committee for the Political Resurrection of Detroit
This event will also preview national and local organizing efforts leading up to the 2010 United States Social Forum (USSF), to be held in Detroit. The USSF is a convening of hundreds of thousands of social and economic justice advocates from around the country chartering a course for a reversal of inequality at home and abroad.