Rethinking the Need for a National Industrial Policy
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NEWARK, NJ — June 16, 2020 — The country is beginning to reopen and the cold reality is that the economy will not be what it was before, nor should it be. Perhaps COVID-19 and the economic havoc due to government forced shutdowns ought to be a wake-up call that globalism which has been good for certain economic interests is …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanRethinking the Need for a National Industrial Policy
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Labor Monopsony and the Need to Resurrect Labor Market Institutions
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — June 1, 2020 — Over the last few decades we have seen a tendency in many cases not to enforce anti-trust laws, which were designed to break up monopolies in restraint of free trade. The argument has been that the development of big box stores and/or chains, even if it does reduce competition in the marketplace, has …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanLabor Monopsony and the Need to Resurrect Labor Market Institutions
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The New Inequality
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — May 5, 2020 — Inequality and rising income has long been an issue in any number of political campaigns. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, however, puts an actual face on it which may have easily been obscured. Too often inequality can appear to be an abstraction as we are looking at Gini coefficients and top-to-bottom …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanThe New Inequality
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Managing a Crisis, and Especially Now, Requires Real Leadership
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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  NEWARK, NJ — April 21, 2020 — With the advent of public administration during the early part of the Twentieth Century came what is regarded as the administrative state. Critics deride it as the “deep state.” Still, classical public administration rested on a couple of basic principles: separation of politics from administration, and staffing based on merit, which would …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanManaging a Crisis, and Especially Now, Requires Real Leadership
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What Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — April 6, 2020 — Any law passed by Congress, even with the noblest intentions is fraught with politics. Every member of Congress attempts to fold his or her pet project into a bill, even if it has nothing to do with it. The CARE Act, i.e. the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill is no different. We have funding …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanWhat Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
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Coronavirus, Crisis, and Changing the Nature of Work
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Necessity as the mother of invention has long been a driving force for progress. In our political system, the main driver of change has been crisis. The political system is so robust by design that only when there is a true crisis, do we begin to see movement on anything. Obviously, the same must be true for the economy. The …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanCoronavirus, Crisis, and Changing the Nature of Work
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Serious Economic Policy Should be Predicated on Economic Development 
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — February 25, 2020 – As Bernie Sanders appears to be heading towards front-runner status, any number of people are expressing their shock and dismay over electing a socialist. Instead of separating themselves from Sanders ideologically, the rest of the candidates bend over backwards to show how progressive they are too. Now Bloomberg is endorsing unions, which, of …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanSerious Economic Policy Should be Predicated on Economic Development 
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Reforming Healthcare Requires Severing Insurance from Employment
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — February 10, 2020 – The policy of the day appears to be Medicare for All, which is really nothing different than a single-payer system. We need a single-payer system, the argument goes, because 1) not everybody has adequate coverage and 2) it is immoral that people who get sick should go bankrupt due to high medical …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanReforming Healthcare Requires Severing Insurance from Employment
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Purchasing Votes with ‘Free Stuff’ is Really Contempt for Democracy
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — January 28, 2020 – We hear a lot on the campaign trail these days about programs and new investment. We also hear lip service to the meaning of democracy. That is, in a democracy government gives the people what they want, and if the people want new programs, then that is precisely what being responsive to …

eHeziPurchasing Votes with ‘Free Stuff’ is Really Contempt for Democracy
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American Democracy is Nothing More than a Market
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Those pushing for Trump’s impeachment argue that it is essential to preserve the integrity of American democracy. By placing his own interests, i.e. ensuring his reelection, over those of the nation — supposedly delivering aid to Ukraine — he has abused his power. And yet, one wonders if American democracy is really a democracy. The reality that nobody speaks about …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanAmerican Democracy is Nothing More than a Market
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