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Episode 48 -- It's Still Stagnation
Recorded January 10, 2015. Chicago DSA members and Chicago Political Economy Group founding members Ron Baiman and Bill Barclay do their annual review of the economy of the previous year and look ahead to the coming year. The financial sector may be back, but wages have not grown; there's no real surge in investment: It's still stagnation. Is this a permanent condition? Baiman and Barclay look at the work of New School economist Lance Taylor in response to Thomas Piketty that suggests that, unless countered by vigorous public policy or very fortunate circumstances, stagnation may be be our future.

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New Ground 158

January -- February, 2015


  • Quigley and the 1% by Tom Broderick
  • The Importance of an FTT: Reining in Finance by Bill Barclay
  • Other News compiled by Bob Roman
  • It's Still Stagnation
    Vote Mujica
    Socialist Salon
    Socialist Reading Group
    A Living Wage

  • Upcoming Events

  • New Ground 158.1 -- 02.02.2015

    0. DSA News

    The Greek People Reject Austerity
    YDS Statement on Syriza's Victory

    1. Politics

    The LaSalle Street Tax by Tom Broderick
    Who Pays?
    Poor by Comparison
    Youth Unemployment

    2. Democratic Socialism

    Greek Myths -- and Realities
    An X-Ray of Syriza
    Anti-Austerity in One Country?
    Greece's Solidarity Movement

    3. Communications

    Not Revolution Brewing

    4. Upcoming Events of Interest

    President Bernie Sanders?

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    New Ground 158.2 -- 02.13.2015

    0. DSA News

    Considering the Circumstances

    1. Politics

    Vote Mujica
    Illinois Is Now a War Zone by Bob Roman
    Fast Track Follies
    Fight for 15

    2. Democratic Socialism

    Independent Politics
    Where Are the Mass Movements of Today?

    3. Upcoming Events of Interest

    Vote Mujica 25th Ward

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