Dollars & Sense
is a magazine
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dedicated to providing left-wing perspectives on economics
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Published six times a year since 1974, it is edited by a collective
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of economists, journalists, and activists committed to the ideals of social justice
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and economic democracy
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It was initially sponsored by the Union for Radical Political Economics, but as of 1996 it is no longer affiliated with that organization. Today, the magazine is published by the independent Dollars and Sense, Inc., a non-profit foundation based in Boston, Massachusetts. Circulation is about 7,000.
The magazine is aimed at academics, students, and activists in the economic justice, social justice and labor movements.
Dollars & Sense
also publishes books on economics from a progressive perspective.
The magazine has been a frequent winner of Project Censored
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Among its award-winning articles are:
- Jamie Court, "Supremes Limit Punitive Damages", March/April 2004.
- Bob Feldman, "War on the Earth", March/April 2003.
- Arthur Stamoulis, "Slamming Shut Open Access", September/October 2002.
- Heather Boushey, "Good Times, Bad Times: Recession and the Welfare Debate," September/October 2002.
- Dena Montague and Frida Berrigan, "The Business of War in the Democratic Republic Of Congo: Who benefits?", July/August 2001.
- Danielle Knight, "United McNations", July/August 2000.
- Arvind Ganesan, "Corporation Crackdowns: Business Backs Brutality", May/June 1999.