Jillian Correira argues that recognizing and legitimizing unpaid labor, much of which is done by women, will help not only women, but also society at large.
To many, Apple is the quintessential American corporation, a modern GM or GE. But Apple only employs 43,000 U.S. workers and exploits lax labor regulations to maximize offshore profits. Zac Bears argues that Apple-style business practices will not solve structural issues with the U.S. economy.
Johnny McCabe analyzes Google’s relationship with technology giant Motorola.
Stocks in the U.S. rose 30 percent in 2013, and many pundits think that indicates strong long-run growth. Zac Bears finds that stock returns indicate just one thing: short-term profit.
The UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) analyzes the economic effects of sequestration cuts on Massachusetts in a first-in-the-nation study
Alex Major, a Governor of the Undergraduate Economics Club, argues that the lack of student input and democratic access on the use of YCMP swipes is yet another opaque UMass Dining policy.
MikeTudoreanu applauds UMass graduate student Thomas Herndon’s paper countering the Harvard economists 90 percent debt-to-GDP threshold.
Professor emeritus Stephen Resnick, a Marxian economist who taught for nearly four decades at the University of Massachusetts, died following a bout with leukemia over the winter term.
Mason Woolley critiques the current state of economics, at least as studied at UMass.
Professor Stephen Resnick lectured on the U.S. economic crisis as part of a “Pizza & Prof” event put on by the Commonwealth Honors College.