Robert Pollin, professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), is the author of Back to Full Employment (MIT Press).
The underdogs may have enough in the tank to surprise us again next year.
Spending the same money on education, or clean energy, would bring many more jobs—among other benefits.
It’s not only bad politics for states to use budget crises to bust unions—it’s also bad economics.
Inequality has risen under Republicans and Democrats when they’ve embraced neoliberalism.