Tom Ferguson, a professor at the University of Massachusetts and a fellow of the Roosevelt Institute, has a lot of good sense and good insight on politics and the economy. Here he is in an interview with the Real News network in April.
Contrary to what the caption says, he is a professor of political science, not economics, but his real subject is what use to be called political economy—now public policy affects the economy.
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Here is a Tom Ferguson interview from last week on the S&P downgrade, “austerity economics” and the need for a new New Deal.
Here is a Tom Ferguson interview from last January on voter suppression and big money in politics.