From the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a symposium on US manufacturing. Stephen Mennell (UCD): America: A Social and Economic Model to Be Rejected? A new populism: Michael Tomasky reviews Social Democratic America by Lane Kenworthy. From The Washington Monthly, want fast-food workers to get a raise? Let local restaurant owners form a union to fight their corporate masters; and Ryan Cooper on free money for everyone: A wacky-sounding idea with surprisingly conservative roots may be our best hope for escaping endless, grinding economic stagnation. Paul Krugman on the stimulus tragedy. Mike Konczal on how the Silicon Valley labor scandals prove minimum wage hikes don't cost jobs. Closing the gap: America’s labour market has suffered permanent harm. Zachary Karabell on the zombie numbers that rule the U.S. economy
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