Economics Ph.D. Alums Professor Arjun Jayadev and Professor J.W. Mason conduct a brilliant series of interviews with Professor Emeritus James Crotty

Ph.D. alums Professor Arjun Jayadev (UMass Boston and Azim Premji University) and Professor J.W. Mason (John Jay College, CUNY, and Roosevelt Institute) recently conducted a brilliant series of interviews on a variety of topics with Professor Emeritus James Crotty.  You can watch the interviews at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmtuEaMvhDZaiIQUQbWWc5Qk98rdsklhM

The videos include autobiographical notes from a "working class kid from the Bronx", stories of the UMass Amherst Economics Department, the intellectual history of economics, advice to a politically active person considering economics, and an excellent summary of Jim's many contributions and current projects..

To read more about James Crotty, see J.W. Mason's James Crotty and the Responsibilities of the Heterodox.

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America’s financial system is broken for all but a few at the top — that much is plain. The rest sense that we are stuck on the minus end of some great financial formula, but given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it’s hard to pin down exactly why it happens and how it all adds up.  Read more……

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