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Winter Quarter 2014 Coyote Economist

Here’s the Winter Quarter Coyote Economist. The lead article deals with the political economics of the minimum wage.

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Fall Quarter 2013 Coyote Economist

I have been very busy the last few months and, as a result, have put this blog on the back burner. But, I intend to get back into writing more consistently after this quarter is over. In the meantime, here’s … Continue reading

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Spring Quarter 2013 Coyote Economist

The Spring Quarter Coyote Economist has just come off the press. It contains information on our newest faculty member – Professor Daniel MacDonald, employment prospects for Econ majors, the student club – Econ Radicals, tentative teaching schedule for next academic … Continue reading

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Deficits Are Bad and the Sun Goes Around the Earth

See on Scoop.it – Explorations in Political Economy Dean Baker. “If economics were like astronomy, the experts in the field would all be calling for the government to spend what is needed to boost growth. But economics is not like … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Coyote Economist

To my CSUSB fans, the Winter Quarter 2013 Coyote Economist has just come out. We have an article on Students for Quality Education, The Model United Nations at CSUSB, and the nonsense surrounding the current national debate on the deficit, … Continue reading

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How we got here

See on Scoop.it – Explorations in Political Economy MAINSTREAM macroeconomics has a pretty poor reputation these days, both among the public at large and among economists in other fields. This is hardly surprising…. Mayo Toruño‘s insight: A good summary of … Continue reading

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Latinos, Republicans and Government

In the wake of the thrashing the GOP got at the polls last month, the media has been filled with stories highlighting the demographic shifts deemed responsible for Obama’s win and, more importantly, Romney’s loss. A number of pundits, both … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s rally against WalMart and Richard Green’s commentary

In his June 30, 2012 post Why are liberals so romantic about small business? Richard Green argues that the claim that WalMart hurts small business is misplaced because wages and working conditions at small businesses are worse than at larger businesses.  He … Continue reading

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My Maiden Voyage

I’m starting this blog in the hope of posting, on a regular basis, my ideas on political economy, culture, Latin America, and the United States. If I get comfortable in this medium, I’m sure my postings will bleed onto related … Continue reading

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