Joel Bleifuss, In These Times
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Nancy Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts. (Photo courtesy of Jim Boyce)
In her work, Nancy Folbre, a University of Massachusetts economics professor, explores the intersection of feminist theory and political economy, with a special emphasis on what she calls “care work”–the labor, often outside the money economy, that goes into caring for children, the sick or the elderly.
She is well known for her ability to explain these ideas in simple, accessible language, both in her work with the Center for Popular Economics–the collective of economists who put out the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy (New Press)–and with her weekly post to the Economix<http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/>–a New York Times blog dedicated to “explaining the science of everyday life.”
Robert Reich | The Austerity Death Trap, Robert Reich, Huffington Post
Community versus Individualism: How To Tell The Progressive Story, Mike Lux, AlterNet
We have to remind people that a broad based, prosperous, expanding middle class is what made America the envy of the world, and that the only reason we created it was a conscious strategy where we invested in our people and lifted our people up rather than waiting for the wealthy to trickle down blessings from above.