Steven Attewell, “People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan” (U Penn Press, 2018)
There’s lot of talk these days, at least in some circles on the left, of a Universal Basic Income. There’s also talk in many of the same circles of a jobs guarantee. Join us as we speak with Steven Attewell, author of People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation... Read More
Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison, “The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged” (Policy Press, 2019)
Who gets in to top professions? In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be privileged (Policy Press, 2019), Drs Sam Friedman, an associate professor of sociology at LSE, and Daniel Laurison, an assistant professor of sociology at Swarthmore College, explore the dominance of social elites in top professions. The book... Read More
George R. Boyer, “The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain” (Princeton UP, 2019)
The creation of the postwar welfare state in Great Britain did not represent the logical progression of governmental policy over a period of generations. As George R. Boyer details in The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain (Princeton University Press, 2019), it... Read More
Daromir Rudnyckyj, “Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance” (U Chicago Press, 2018)
Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. In Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance (University of Chicago Press, 2019), anthropologist Daromir Rudnyckyj illustrates how the Malaysian state, led by the central bank, is seeking to make the country’s capital Kuala... Read More
Rodrigo Zeidan, “Economics of Global Business” (MIT Press, 2018)
I spoke with Professor Rodrigo Zeidan of New York University, Shanghai. He has just published Economics of Global Business (MIT Press, 2018), a great book with innovative real-world macroeconomic analyses of timely policy issues, with case studies and examples from more than fifty countries. The book is particularly suitable for use as an... Read More