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Vita, Howard J. Sherman Dec 2012

Vita, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

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Dialogue Between Friedman And Keynes, Howard J. Sherman Dec 2011

Dialogue Between Friedman And Keynes, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This is an imaginary dialogue between Milton Friedman, the greatest conservative economist of the 20th century, and John Maynard Keynes, the greatest liberal economist of the 20th century.


Dialogue Between Friedman And Marx On Income Inequality, Howard J. Sherman Dec 2011

Dialogue Between Friedman And Marx On Income Inequality, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

Imaginary dialogue between Milton Friedman, the greatest conservative economist of the 20th century, and Karl Marx, the greatest radical economist, on income inequality.


Radical Economics In The 21st Century, Howard J. Sherman Dec 2010

Radical Economics In The 21st Century, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

No abstract provided.


Toward A Progressive Macroeconomic Explanation, Howard J. Sherman Jun 2010

Toward A Progressive Macroeconomic Explanation, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

No abstract provided.


The Making Of A Radical Economist, Howard J. Sherman Dec 2009

The Making Of A Radical Economist, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This article answers two questions. First, how do radical economists develop? Second, how do radical departments develop? In order to answer these two questions, I use my own experience in becoming a radical economist and my own experience in developing a radical department.


The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, And The Public Option, Howard J. Sherman Dec 2009

The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, And The Public Option, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This is an explanation of how and why the economic downturn of 2007 became the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Author Howard Sherman explores the root causes of the cycle of boom and bust of the economy, focusing on the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession of 2007-2009. He makes an argument that recessions and the resulting painful involuntary unemployment are inherent in capitalism itself. Sherman clearly illustrates the mechanisms of business cycles, and he provides a thoughtful alternative that would rein in their destructive effects.


Economics: An Introduciton To Traditonal And Progressive Views, Howard J. Sherman, E. K. Hunt, Reynold Nesiba, Phillip O'Hara, Barbara Weins-Tours Dec 2007

Economics: An Introduciton To Traditonal And Progressive Views, Howard J. Sherman, E. K. Hunt, Reynold Nesiba, Phillip O'Hara, Barbara Weins-Tours

HOWARD J SHERMAN

Thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated, this classic text offers a broader intellectual foundation than traditional principles textbooks. It introduces students to both traditional economic views and their progressive critique. The text puts the study of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and globalization into historical context. While covering the same topics as a traditional text, it also offers a richer discussion of economic history and the history of economic thought, including the ideas of Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes. This enables students to see economics as a way of understanding the world--a lens for social analysis--rather than as immutable truth or ...


How Society Makes Itself: The Evolution Of Political And Economic Institutions, Howard J. Sherman Dec 2005

How Society Makes Itself: The Evolution Of Political And Economic Institutions, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This radical account of the evolution of political, social, and economic institutions weaves together strands of anthropology, sociology, political science, history, and economics. In a highly readable text, Howard Sherman explains the interconnections of ideas and economic forces, and traces the evolution of social and economic institutions from primitive times to the present. Sherman focuses on the myth of "inevitable progress" in technology, and argues that it progresses only when social and economic institutions and dominant ideas encourage it to improve. He shows that throughout history technology, as a part of the economic forces, ebbs and flows to create or ...


Political Economy Of Evolution, Howard J. Sherman May 2004

Political Economy Of Evolution, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

No abstract provided.


Entry Point: Comment On W. Brown, Howard J. Sherman Aug 2003

Entry Point: Comment On W. Brown, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This article discusses where the researcher should begin an analysis of any political, social, or economic, problem in a given society.


Institutions And The Business Cycle, Howard J. Sherman Aug 2003

Institutions And The Business Cycle, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

Feudal European political-economic institutions included a self-sufficient manor with very little market exchange, barter rather than money, and production motivated only by the need of the manor rather than a profit. All of these institutions meant that a business cycle was impossible, though there were many other problems. Capitalist institutions include production only for market exchange, a monetary economy, and production motivated only by profit. All of these institutions make possible the business cycle--since a contraction may occur if there is insufficient monetary demand to buy the supply at a price including a profit.


Evolutionary Economics From A Radical Perspective, Howard J. Sherman Feb 2003

Evolutionary Economics From A Radical Perspective, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This is a review article on David Hamilton, Evolutionary Economics: A Study of Change in Economic Thought. New Brncwick: Transaction Publishers, 1953, 1970, 1991, 1999.


Marxist Institutionalism, Howard J. Sherman Nov 2002

Marxist Institutionalism, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This is a review article of Phillip Anthony O'Hara, Marx, Veblen, and Contemporary Institutional Political Economy: Principles and Unstable Dynamics of Capitalism, Northampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2000. O'Hara has fashioned a new synthesis of institutionalism and Marxism, which may be called Marxist Institutionalism.


The Business Cycle Theory Of Wesley Mitchell, Howard J. Sherman Feb 2001

The Business Cycle Theory Of Wesley Mitchell, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This article explains the cycle method and theory of Mitchell.


Interview With Howard Sherman In Democratic Left, Howard J. Sherman, Solveig Wilder Sep 2000

Interview With Howard Sherman In Democratic Left, Howard J. Sherman, Solveig Wilder

HOWARD J SHERMAN

Interview with Howard Sherman on Democratic Socialism, based on his book Reinventing Marxism. Interviewer Solveig Wilder comments: "If you're like me, you read a great deal searching for theories that you can apply to your activism. I recently discovered a book called, Reinventing Marxism, which succinctly covers so many of the questions that I've grappled with about Democratic Socialism. Author and DSA member Howard Sherman agreed to give me an interview so that other DSAers could find out about this useful resource."


Critique Of The Critique: Analysis Of Hodgson On Marx On Evolution, Howard J. Sherman Dec 1997

Critique Of The Critique: Analysis Of Hodgson On Marx On Evolution, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

Hodgson claims that Marxism is incompatible with Darwinian biological evolution. That was true of earlier Socialist and Communist theories of economic determinism, but it is not true of the contemporary generation of critical Marxists.