We are labor and community activists, academics, and others interested in political economic analysis and related progressive policies.
We believe that deep structural problems in both the U.S. and larger global economy have led to the current crises and enduring oppression linked to such factors as class, race, gender, ethnicity, and immigration status, which cannot be resolved by reforms relying on private sector activity. Further, the subordination of U.S. national interests to the profit concerns of the corporate and financial sector has led us to a policy which relies on military domination and repression of weaker nations.
We seek to study, understand, and promote ideas and policies that will revive the U.S. economy and make the U.S. and world economies more just, democratic, and sustainable. Fundamental to our vision is a large scale living wage federal jobs program which could be financed through a tax on financial speculation. We welcome opportunities to collaborate with others.
Dr. Ron Baiman
Associate Professor of Economics, Benedictine University
Steering Circle, Healthy Planet Action Coalition
Steve Balkin, Professor Emeritus of Economics,
Roosevelt University in Chicago
Activist, Board Member of the Maxwell Street Foundation
Dr. Bill Barclay
Retired Executive, Chicago Board of Options Exchange.
History Ph.D. Candidate
University of California, Santa Cruz
Political Writer and Activist
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.
Dr. Haydar Kurban
Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Bruce Parry
Treasurer, Coalition of Veterans Organizations
Retired Economics Professor, University of Baltimore.
Dr. Joseph Persky
Professor of Economics, University of Illinois Chicago.
Dr. Melvin Rothenberg
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Chicago.
Max B. Sawicky
Retired from U.S. Government Accountability Office
Member, Democratic Socialists of America.