Just Economics

Just Economics: Looking through the lens of ‘The 1619 Project’

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In 2019, The New York Times published The 1619 Project, a collection of essays, short stories, and poems intended to revisit United States’ history...

Why are workers quitting?

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American workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers. In September 2021 (the last month for which reliable data are available), 4.4 million workers,...

Signs of the times?

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How does one reconcile the advent of cryptocurrencies, proposals for Universal Basic Income, and another expensive CU employee buy-out? Perhaps the question is, how...

Transcending the housing crisis

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Virtually all housing experts agree that there is a housing crisis in the United States. It is estimated that 600,000 Americans are currently homeless,...

Improved Medicare for All: simple, universal, affordable

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We can meet the health care needs of us all, in a way we each can afford, spend less and have better health care.  To...

Toward participatory democracy

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Capitalist ideology has a mighty grip on the consciousness of contemporary Americans. It is sometimes said that people in the United States can more...

It’s time wealth paid its fair share

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Since 1980, the U.S. economy has increasingly divided Americans along class lines to a degree now rivaling the Gilded Age. Economic elites have gained...

Thoughts on work and compensation

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Presently in the United States we are experiencing a wealth gap not seen since the gilded age. A plethora of explanations exist for this...

Neoliberalism and the maldistribution of wealth

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Welcome to a new monthly column in Boulder Weekly. Writers of this column are members of the Economic Justice Collective of the Rocky Mountain...