Thursday, October 17, 2013

Course Reading List

The Economic Crisis: Sources
Gar Alperovitz, America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy.  (2005) John Wiley and Sons
Barofsky, Neil, Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street. ( 2012)
 Baker, Dean.   Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, (2009)
Barlett, Donald L., and Steele, James B., The Betrayal of the American Dream.  (2012).
Black, William, The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One.
Bivens, Josh,  Failure by Design, The Story Behind America’s Broken Economy. 2011.
Campbell, Duane.  Choosing Democracy: a practical guide to multicultural education. (2010)
Center for Popular Economics, Economics for the 99%.  July 2012.
Edelman, Peter,  So Rich, So Poor. Why it’s so hard to End Poverty in America.  2012.
Engler, Mark. How to Rule the World: The coming battle over the Global Economy. (2008)
Ferguson, Charles H. , Predator Nation; Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America. 2012.  The background for Inside Job.
Frank, Thomas,  Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right.  Metropolitan Books. (2012.)
Friedman, Thomas & Michael Mandelbaum, That Used to be US : How American Fell Behind in the World and How We Can Come Back. 2011.
 Fox, Justin.  The Myth of the Rational Market: a History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street. (2009)
Faux, Jeff.  The Global Class War: How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future- and What It Will Take to Win It Back. ( 2006)
Johnson, Simon and James Kwak,   13 Bankers : The Wall Street Takeover and the next Financial Meltdown. 2010.
Galbraith, John K.  The Predator State.  2008.
Harvey, David. The Enigma of Capital and the Crisis of Capitalism.  (2010)
Hedges, Chris, & Sacco, Joe,  Days of Destruction: Days of Revolt. (2012)
Henry, James. The Price of Off Shore Revisited.  Tax Justice Network. July 2012.
 Krugman, Paul. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008.  (2009)
Krugman, Paul, End this Depression Now. 2012.
Kuttner, Robert.  A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama’s Promise, Wall Street’s Power, and the struggle to control our economic future. 2010.
Levison, Andrew, The White Working Class Today: Who They Are, How They Think, and How Progressives Can Regain Their Support.  2013.
Lewis, Michael,  The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. 2010.
McChesney, Robert W. , Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy. (2013)
Miner, Barbara,  Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City. (2013.)
National Commission on the Causes of the Financial Crisis.  The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report. 2011.
 Prins,Nomi.  It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses and Backroom Deals from Washington to  Wall Street. (2009)
Smith, Yves,  Econed: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism.  2010.
Stiglitz. Joseph.  Free Fall, America, Free markets, and the Shrinking World Economy.  (2010)
Some on line resources on the economy,
Baseline Scenario.
Chicago Political Economy Group.
Economic Policy Institute.
United for a Fair Economy.
Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Naked Capitalism.
New Deal.
To calculate the benefits that the rich in your state received from the Obama/Republican compromise.   Citizens for Tax Justice.
New Economic Perspectives.

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