From EH.net, a review of Keep from All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II by Jim Lacey. Good jobs: Paul Osterman on three reasons there aren’t more. A review of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States by Michael Lind (and more). From Dissent, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Moshe Z. Marvit on labor organizing as a civil right. For class warfare, there’s the 1%, and then there’s the 0.1%. Have the rich ever paid a fair share of taxes? (and part 2) Culture, politics and class: William Tabb on getting serious about class dynamics. How much did the financial crisis cost? Where America shopped: By the time Sears realized the danger poised by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. and Home Depot Inc., it was too late. Are American unions history? Harold Meyerson wonders (and more). The Great Divergence book: Mark Schmitt and Brink Lindsey and Matt Yglesias and Timothy Noah discuss (and more and more and more). Accusations of class warfare have been flying — who is waging it against whom? From FiveBooks, Michael Lind on American economic history. “Indispensable”: Why the middle class needs unions now more than ever.

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