A concise, animated, summary of the role the media plays in producing and reproducing the dominant narrative as explained in Manufacturing Consent (published by Edward Herman, Noam Chomsky, and Edward Said in 1988).
The Winter Quarter Coyote Economist hit the newsstands last week. The lead article is by Professor Daniel MacDonald focusing on the political economic dynamics leading up to Trump’s win. You can also find information on student scholarships, ODE (the honor society), our current search for new faculty, Professor MacDonald’s new course “The Political Economy of Southern California”, and teaching schedules. Enjoy!!
Due to personal circumstances I have been absent for quite some time (years), doing no more than to post my department’s quarterly Coyote Economist. The clouds have been slowly parting and I’m beginning to feel alive once again. I’ve learned to change my attitude and not rail against fate. So, I’ll start uploading more frequently than I have during the last three years. My first venture involves uploading a paper I wrote a long time ago (1998) but never submitted for publication. It covers topics (ideology) that I’ve always been fascinated by and seems appropriate in light of the critiques that have emerged since the Great Recession. The paper is entitled Economics as a Ceremonial Institution.
Earlier this week I wrote an essay for our departmental newsletter, The Coyote Economist. In that piece I offer an assessment of the economic proposals of the top two presidential candidates, Clinton and Trump. A slightly amended version, I like to think enhanced, can be found here. The short version is that Clinton’s proposals will not be as stimulative to the economy as Trump’s, but it will be focused on salvaging the social wage, reducing inequality, and staying the course on US imperial designs. In contrast, Trump’s version will be more stimulative, but at the cost of reducing the social wage while increasing militarism and runnning the risk of encouraging global trade wars.
The Spring Quarter 2016 issue of the Coyote Economist is now available. The lead article, by your’s truly, is on Socialism. There are also articles on the newest addition to our department – Dr. Yasemin Dildar, the changing of the guard (department chairmanship) from me to Professor Eric Nilsson, the beginning of Professor Thomas Pierce’s retirement, the Seniors Reception and End of the Academic Year Party, commencement, and next year’s (2016-17) schedule of classes.
The Winter Quarter 2016 issue of the Coyote Economist is now available. The lead article is by Daniel MacDonald, exploring the political economic context of the Fed’s most recent decision to increase the Federal Funds rate. There are also articles on economics scholarships, the honor society ODE, the upcoming alumni get-together, and the spring and summer course schedule.
The Fall 2015 Coyote Economist has just been published. The lead article, written by Professor James Dulgeroff, looks at the plan by China and the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gases. This edition also has information on the End of the Quarter Party, December commencement, Mr. Noe Nava’s participation in the HACU conference, and the tentative class schedule for Winter and Spring of 2016.