Economics: "The Dismal Science"

This "page" collects information about economics that I think will help us think about important progressive issues. There is some dispute about whether economics is really a "science" at all (like physics); I don't think it matters, but you can decide for yourself if you care. Is it best used to understand and explain what has happened in the past, or to predict what will happen in the future (or both)? Much of economics is incomprehensible without a good grounding in history, so you might find it useful to peruse our History page also.

This is a STUB page [obviously]. I will try to enhance the page in the near future.