Articles tagged with boston-review-books

Robert Pollin

Greening the economy is not only possible but necessary: global economic growth depends on it.

Claude S. Fischer

Claude S. Fischer paints a broad picture of what Americans say they want—and suggests what might finally get them there.

David Keith

Keith explores a challenging proposal; climate engineering is no silver bullet.

Nader Hashemi Danny Postel

This book focuses on the ethical and political dilemmas at the heart of the debate about Syria and the possibility of humanitarian intervention in today’s world.

James J. Heckman

Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman argues that early childhood intervention can improve the economic and social mobility of children born into disadvantage. At a time when state and local budgets for early interventions are being cut, Heckman issues an urgent call for action and offers some practical steps for how to design and pay for new programs. 

Debra Satz David B. Grusky Rob Reich Doug McAdam

The writers—including Nobel Laureate in Economics Kenneth Arrow and bestselling authors Paul and Anne Ehrlich—lay out what our country’s principles are, whether we’re living up to them, and what can be done to bring our institutions into better alignment with them.

Dara O’Rourke

Dara O’Rourke, the activist-scholar who first broke the news about Nike’s sweatshops in the 1990s, considers the promise of ethical consumption—the idea that individuals, voting with their wallets, can promote better labor conditions and environmental outcomes globally.

Robert Pollin

Full employment used to be an explicit goal of economic policy in most of the industrialized world. Some countries even achieved it. In Back to Full Employment, economist Robert Pollin argues that the United States—today faced with its highest level of unemployment since the Great Depressio—should put full employment back on the agenda.

John Bowen

Exaggerated fears about Muslims misread history and misunderstand multiculturalism’s aims.