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Time for Another Reinvention  

Socialist parties emerged as dynamic, powerful forces at the turn of the twentieth century. After decades of decline, can they revive themselves in the twenty-first?







Green Giant  

The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America’s Environment, Security, and Independence by Michael J. Graetz MIT Press, 2011, 384 pp. Michael J. Graetz’s The End of Energy is a well-documented lamentation over the forty-year failure of the U.S. political …







Keynes Lost and Found  

Keynes: The Return of the Master by Robert Skidelsky Public Affairs, 2009, 256 pp., $25.95 Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Economist by Peter Clarke Bloomsbury, 2009, 211 pp., $20 A fierce debate raged …









Corporate Power Today  

One of the fault lines within political economy is between theorists of continuity and theorists of discontinuity. The former argue that current institutions are a continuation of the past with only superficial changes. The latter argue that big changes are …



Remaking Our Economy  

Across the political spectrum, there is an absence of serious and persuasive ideas for reviving and rebuilding the U.S. economy. Bill Clinton’s advocacy of extensive federal investment in infrastructure, training, and education is a vast improvement over anything else on …