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Automation and Jobs: Why It’s Really Different This Time

Automation and Jobs: Why It’s Really Different This Time Technological change has always been a defining feature of advanced capitalist economies. However, the speed, scale and scope at which automation and artificial intelligence are evolving today and the extent to which they could disrupt labor markets could be unprecedented. In this interactive seminar, Dr. Robin Gaster […]


(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Low Wages Still Dominate This Recovery

The big economic news this week has been the Federal Reserve’s decision not only to keep interest rates at their still super-low level, but to signal that they will stay there longer than previously indicated. This Fed dovishness has many economists and finance types indignant, since they believe that the American economy is amply strong […]


(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Is This It?

I’m sure that all of you out in RealityChek Reader-Land are familiar with the idea of lowering expectations, or “lowering the bar.” The standard justification for this practice is fostering greater realism about what’s possible in politics, business, sports and many other fields, and sometimes it’s essential. But of course it’s easily turned into an unjustified excuse […]


The Political Economy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. In this webinar, Edward Dodson examines the evolution in King’s thinking on how to address the issue of extreme poverty and the major ideas and events that influenced his life and work. Speaker: Edward J. Dodson Date: Mon, January 16, 2023 Time: 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM […]