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A Radical Treasure: Howard Zinn by Bob Hebert Opinion from the NY Times

Reader, In the passing of Howard Zinn I had been thinking about whether coverage of Howard Zinn's passing should be included here, and then decided that his variety of history was actually an economic history, in the sense of the root meaning of economics as the management of home and community. The word adjective "radical" is acceptable to the extent that its core meaning is from radix as in "radical" meaning "to the root." It is a blunt crime that the corporate control of NPR inspired it to dig up a reactionary crank to attack Zinn's legacy.

The Lost Science of Classical Political Economy By Michael Hudson From Economic Perspectives from Kansas City

There is a seeming riddle in the recent evolution of economic thought. It has become more otherworldly and abstract, more detached from the reality of how economies are running deeper into debt to a financial oligarchy. The global economy itself is polarizing between creditor and debtor nations, financial core and periphery (even as the United States manages to play both sides of this street).

"Great Man" Theory of History: History Is Driven By The Little Guy, By Viggo Mortensen

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/viggo-mortensen/great-man-theory-history_b...

Readers: See also at this site The Reproduction of the Culture of Co-operation
http://economics.arawakcity.org/node/20 Admin

"Abraham Lincoln's Monetary Policy"

Readers: Apparently this document represents a research project in need of some scholarship.  This document was checked for authenticity by faculty of the University of Missouri, Kansas City Department of Economics. Their commentary comes next. I will follow that with a comment based upoin the general historical context, that begins with identifying Abraham Lincoln as having been a Henry Clay sort of Whig before there was a Republican Party.

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