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Mark D. White
New Jersey, USA
Administrator of the Association of Social Economics blog
Interests: Economics, ethics, social values, dignity, justice
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Various important books have been published recently about economic inequality, from Piketty on wealth to Wilkinson and Pickett on social impacts. Tony Atkinson's book Inequality: What Can Be Done? focuses on the characteristics of income inequality and what can be done about it. First, Atkinson presents data on household income... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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I am currently teaching with my own new textbook Economics after the Crisis. I make use of blended learning techniques such as quizzes, flipping the classroom with YouTube videos with my slide shows and voice-over, and visual one-page summaries of each chapter on Facebook page of the book. This all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Social Economics Blog
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A year after the fall of Lehman Brothers, The Economist's headline proclaimed the end of modern economics. What has happened since? Well... almost nothing. Mainstream and near-mainstream economic textbooks still sell like before. And INET has supported some initiatives that eliminate the rough sides of neoclassical thought and neoliberal policy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Social Economics Blog
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Fred Lee passed away on 23rd October 2014 following a brave fight against lung cancer. It is a significant honour for me that the President of the Association for Social Economics (ASE), Prof Mark White, invited me to write a few words commemorating and celebrating Fred’s substantial, and valued contribution... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Social Economics Blog
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On May 11, 2013, the world lost Marianne Ferber, pioneering feminist economist who was revered by many in the Association of Social Economists and the broader heterodox economics community. Professor Ferber was the recipient of the Thomas F. Divine Award in 2012 for her contribution to social economics. She helped... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Social Economics Blog
By Steven Pressman Jeffrey Sachs has written an unbelievably bad piece for the Huffington Post. The piece is a follow-up to his Washington Post op-ed with Joe Scarborough entitled “Deficits Do Matter” as well as Krugman’s response to this op-ed on his New York Times blog. I don’t really want... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Social Economics Blog
By Steven Pressman While corporations have become a bigger part of our economy, and partnerships and individually owned firms have shrunk as part of our economy, corporate tax receipts have fallen as a share of GDP over the past half century. Roughly, the corporate income tax has fallen from 4%+... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Social Economics Blog
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