Issues: Economic History


For PA and U.S. Manufacturing to Flourish, Policymakers Need to Be Beholden to Some Different Defunct Economists

This past Tuesday, Keystone Research Center co-sponsored “Manufacturing a Better Paying Pennsylvania” with the D.C.-based Century Foundation, the Steel...

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If the Robots Actually Were to Come … We Could Enjoy Shorter Work Time

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing recently with people saying, “the robots are coming” with fear that they are...

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Towards a Moral Economy: Is NOW the Time?

  The Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Bunch had an uplifting column this past Sunday on Saturday’s “Moral March” in...

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Latest Income Numbers in Historical Perspective

Colin Gordon of the Iowa Policy Project has taken recently-released 2012 figures on the incomes of the top 1%...

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‘This Is What the Middle Class Looks Like’ … Fast Food One-day Strikes and the Next Upsurge in Unionism

“This is what democracy looks like.” Even though this chant originated with the Seattle protests against the World Trade...

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