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January/February 2011

Back To Full Employment

Robert Pollin leads a forum on employment conditions, with responses by James K. Galbraith, Lane Kenworthy, Eileen Appelbaum, Michael J. Piore, and others. Plus, Joseph Nevins, Vivian Gornick, Nancy Cot, and more.

 

Forum 

Back To Full Employment

Robert Pollin — with responses from:

JAMES K. GALBRAITH, ANDREW P. MORRIS & ROGER E. MEINERS, LANE KENWORTHY, JAYATI GHOSH, EILEEN APPELBAUM, MICHAEL J. PIORE, REIHAN SALAM, AND RUY TEIXEIRA.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Unsafe Seats
Stephen Ansolabehere
State of the Nation: The Heinrich Maneuver
Andrew Schrank
The Wrong Crisis: The FCIC Forgets the Housing Bubble
Dean Baker
Poor Reason: Culture Still Doesn’t Explain Poverty
Stephen Steinberg
Dispatch: Legerdemath
Omar Rosen
Dispatch: Heckuva Job
Richard Newsom
Karlan’s Court: Ten Years After
Pamela S. Karlan

Investigation

Robocop: Drones at Home
Joseph Nevins

Context

No Objections: What History Tells Us About Remaking Marriage
Nancy F. Cott

Books & Ideas

Saving Souls: David Grossman’s Article of Faith
Vivian Gornick
Harm’s Way: Understanding Race and Punishment
James Forman, Jr.
Business as Usual: The Next Wall Street Collapse
Jonathan Kirshner
Song of Solomon Transformed my Life
Dave Eggers interviews Junot Diaz

Fiction

Guinea Pig
Charles Johnson

On Film

Forgiving Woody: Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Monica Mody, introduced by Joyelle McSweeney
Our Poems, Ourselves: Does Autobiography Make Good Poetry?
Stephen Burt
Microreviews

Poems

invasion of the body snatchers
Nick Flynn
forgetting something
Nick Flynn
Nativity
Carolyn Forché
The Insentientist
Stephanie Adams-Santos
Poem In a Book That Was Never Opened
Timothy O’Keefe
My Daughter’s Body
Jennifer Franklin
Follow
Rae Gouirand
In Wind: Blunt: Closer
Rae Gouirand
Underlight
Aaron McCollough
Underlight
Aaron McCollough
Snow Globe With Frank O’Hara and Arboretum
Joni Wallace
Entrance Liturgy
Dawn Marie Knopf
Back When Post-War Vienna
Kyle Thompson

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