“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both” (Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1916-1939). “Democracy is first and foremost about equality: equality of power and equality of sharing in the benefits […]
Author profile: Jon D. Wisman
Jon D. Wisman is Professor of Economics at American University in Washington, D.C. where he teaches graduate courses in the history of economic thought and economic methodology and undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, European economic history, American economic history, economic development, and labor economics. He has twice been selected by American University as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. He has published articles and chapters in a wide variety of journals and books, and edited Worker Empowerment: The Struggle for Workplace Democracy. His most recent published work has addressed the potential for employer of the last resort programs and the role of inequality in generating economic crises and environmental devastation. Among his current projects is a book in first draft tentatively titled: The Origins and Dynamics of Inequality: Sex, Politics, and Ideology. During 2002, he served as President of the Association for Social Economics. His cv can be accessed here; most of his blog posts are available here.