Politicizing Statistics  

Somewhere in The Other America, Michael Harrington conjures up the image of the federal highway system bypassing city slums and the rural poor, speeding on the affluent traveler undisturbed by the marks of struggle for a daily living. Not that …



Social Priorities, Economic Policy, and the State  

Twenty-five years ago Lord Beveridge¬†published his Full Employment in a Free Society, perhaps the most lucidly argued economic program of social democracy. In this work he assigned three basic functions to public finance. First, total public outlays must always be …



Inflation and Social Priorities  

Inflation has become the major economic problem in the U.S. The “fight against inflation” mounted by the Nixon administration is of necessity conducted at the expense of the working poor, much of organized labor, and younger breadwinners with wages and …