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The Audacity of Timidity: Where Is The Challenge To Market Fundamentalism?

In the midst of the 2008 presidential election campaign, an examination of then-Sen. Barack Obama’s economic views and whether he would challenge Market Fundamentalism. Millions of workers needed a president who would re-imagine and restructure the power relationships in our economy, the role of the market and, most important, forge a path to reclaim economic fairness and economic justice that has eluded the average American for several generations.


This is an archive list of past columns I have written for other publications. If you are looking for my WorkingLife page and blog posts, you can find them here.

Equal Times: Obama’s victory, Romney’s loss and union lessons (11-08-2012)

Equal Times: Why President Obama will win the US elections (11-05-2012)

Equal Times: The Quality of Jobs (10-08-2012)

Equal Times: The Lost Decade of Wages (09-24-2012)

Playboy Interview with Paul Krugman

A Fake Crisis: Why We Shouldn’t Obsess Over Our Budget Deficit (Playboy, March 2012)


The Wal-Mart 22 (11-07-05)
Diagnosis For America (10-25-05)
Gross Domestic Politics (10-07-05)
The Chazer Caucus (08-31-05)
The Birthday Bush Wants To Ignore (08-11-05)
Spanking The CAFTA 15 (07-29-05)
Workers of the Real World (07-20-05)
The Productivity Problem (07-14-05)
The Best Corporate Health Plan (06-30-05)
The Disappearing Pension (05-31-05)
Wal-Mart’s Free Market Fallacy (04-21-05)
Wal-Mart’s Culture of Crime and Greed (03-30-05)
Labor Pains: Eight Simple Rules (02-28-05)
Labor’s Lost Love (02-20-05)
Wal-Mart’s Sweetheart Deal (02-16-05)
Show Us The Jobs (02-01-05)
Of Trade, Quotas and Fairness (12-22-04)
Health Care: The Real Crisis (12-03-04)
Airline Workers: Up in the Air and Losing Ground (11-18-04)
Prepping For Debate (10-12-04)
It’s Not Easy Being Green (9-23-04)
Trading His Way To Victory (9-7-04)
Retirement in Peril (8-12-04)
Labor Pays Its Dues (7-23-04)
A Different Kind of Kerrey (6-30-04)
Labor’s Democrat Problem (6-14-04)
Abandoning the Clinton Legacy (6-4-04)
A Cronkite Moment? (5-7-04)
Trading Authority (4-27-04)
The Wal-Mart Myth (4-12-04)
Back to Basics (3-15-04)
Taking the Low Road (3-4-04)
Injustice For All (2-20-04)
Sales Pitch (1-20-04)
No Free Ride (1-12-04)
A Home Run (12-19-03)
Unions In The Cards (12-5-03)
Who’s the Boss
Workers’ Party (11-18-03)
Trade Off (11-17-03)
Grossly Distorted Picture
Up Against the Wal-Mart (10-22-03)
Busted (10-10-03)
What’s Wealth (10-01-03)
Jobs Without Power (8-28-03)

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