"Challenging the Oligarchy" is Paul Krugman's review of Robert Reich's new book, Saving Capitalism. In the review Krugman plots the demise of a popular explanation for lousy wages: skill-based technological change (SBTC). That view often amounted to blaming the victim. Reich was a champion of SBTC in the 90s. But he's changed. He and Krugman both understand now that low wages reflect power and politics, not low skills and new technologies. But I am not sure if either of them understand how much mainstream economics in America is warped by adherence to an ideal of free competitive markets.
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Submitted to Good Jobs for All by: Frank Stricker, Emeritus Professor of History and Labor Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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