Good jobs depend on decisions people make every day. Do our trade agreements aid our community or let global corporations call the shots? Do our laws and regulations promote investment at home, or send jobs and technologies overseas? Basic economics is common sense. Economics studies how goods and services are produced, bought and sold; how profits are created and divided, and how wealth is distributed in society.
To fight for good jobs, take a little time to study the basics of economics. Here are some valuable resources:
- United for a Fair Economy: Online and downloadable economics training.
- Economic Policy Institute: “issue guides,” brief articles, current data and more:
- Center for Popular Economics: Great information on the Global Corporate Economy http://www.populareconomics.org/globalization/ and “A Field Guide to the U.S. Economy.” http://www.fguide.org/about.htm
- National Priorities Project: online economic calculators and issue briefs:
- Statistical Resources on Labor and Employment – An easy-to-use, on-line treasure trove of vital facts and figures.
- Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) – A network of national, regional and state groups studying and promoting progressive, pro-worker economics.
- Center for Budget and Policy Priorities – Top quality research and explanations of federal and state policies affecting working families.
- Citizens for Tax Justice – The leading voice exposing corporate tax loopholes and promoting tax fairness for working families