Fall 2012

From the Editorial Team

Contents

Under the Radar
By Ben Becker
Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.

On the Contrary
Manufacturing The Future: Why Reindustrialization Is The Road To Recovery
By Mark Levinson

No Work, Low Pay, And The American Nightmare
The Working Poor: A Booming Demographic
By Jeanette Wicks- Limremy Brecher
Who are the working poor and what will it take to reduce their numbers?.

To Be Young and Unemployed
By David S. Pedulla
Why are young workers most vulnerable to an economy in decline?

The Prison Industrial Complex: A Growth Industry In a Shrinking Economy
By Heather Ann Thompson
Why labor should care about the carceral state.

The Marxist Moment
Marxism in the Age of Financial Crisis: Why Conventional Economics Can’t Explain The Great Recession
By Jeffrey Sklansky

The Sigh of The Oppressed?: Marxism and Religion In America Today
By Kathryn Lofton

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly:
A Labor Day Assessment Of The Past Year
By Stephanie Luce 

Food Fight: The Politics of The Food Industry
By Kristin Wartan
Why we won’t change the world one meal at a time.

Working-Class Voices of Contemporary America
Surviving In The Amazon
By Nichole Gracely

Economic Prospects
By Robert Pollin

Roots of Rebellion
By Peter Drier and John Atlas

In The Rearview Mirror
By Steve Fraser and Joshua B. Freeman

Caught In The Web
By Liza Featherstone
Labor news, views, and resources online.

Books and the Arts

Looking For Virtue In All The Wrong Places
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010
By Charles Murray
Reviewed by Jack Metzgar

The Working Class in Exile
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
By Owen James
Reviewed by James Rhoden

Making Your Own Luck
Casino Women: Courage In Unexpected Places
By Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones
Reviewed by Lois Rita Helmbold

Perspectives on Cesar Chavez And The Farm Workers Movement
Trampling Out The Vintage: Cesar Chavez And The Two Souls of the United Farm Workers
By Frank Bardacke
The Union Of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, And Struggle In Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement
By Miriam Pawel
Reviewed by Fernando Gapasin

Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed
By Matt Witt

Poetry

Letter To The Editors

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