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July/August 2014

Robert Pollin leads a forum on just what it would take to green the U.S. economy. Dave Byrne writes on the making of an American folk song and the history of sugar cane. Plus, Stephen Phelan on architect Shigeru Ban, Mike Konczal on Thomas Piketty and his critics, Jonathan Kirshner on the neoliberal bailout, a new book by Rick Perlstein, and the winner of the 2014 Aura Estrada fiction contest.

 

Forum 

Build the Green Economy 

Robert Pollin — with responses from:

MADELINE JANIS, LESLIE DEWAN, GEORGE R. TYNAN AND DAVID G. VICTOR, MARA PRENTISS, SANYA CARLEY, REED HUNDT, AND SIMON CANEY.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Who Cares About Climate Change?
Stephen Ansolabehere and David M. Konisky
Made in America: All Tech Is Social
Claude S. Fischer
Severance — Winner of the 2014 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest, selected by Kiran Desai
Leslee Becker

Books & Ideas

Architecture in Extremis: Shigeru Ban’s Humanitarian Designs
Stephen Phelan
Studying the Rich: Thomas Piketty and His Critics
Mike Konczal
Righting the GOP
Mark Schmitt
The Neoliberal Bailout
Jonathan Kirshner

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Marni Ludwig introduced by Andrew Zawacki

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