One of the world’s smartest economists, Dean Baker has new book out. It’s called “The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive.” You can read a summary and download the book for free by clicking here.
I have only begun to read it, but this seems to be the main thesis:
The political system and the “free market” are rigged (and increasingly so) to the advantage of the rich and powerful, but progressives continually make the mistake of accepting the right’s spin that this rigging is somehow “natural.”
This is from Baker’s website: Read more