Rose Stremlau: Indigenous Financial Literacy

Author Rose Stremlau gives examples of financial savvy during Cherokee allotment between 1887 & 1934 that slowed the predatory efforts of the federal government. Continue Reading Rose Stremlau: Indigenous Financial Literacy

James Edward Miller: Greece and the EU Face Their Walt Kelly Moment

Foreign policy historian James Edward Miller provides background on the current financial and political predicament of Greece and the European Union. Continue Reading James Edward Miller: Greece and the EU Face Their Walt Kelly Moment

Books for Understanding the Economic Crisis

Well, on the news that European governments are jumping in to help their banks continue lending to each other, markets seem to be showing some signs of regaining confidence today. We’ll see how long it holds. For the past couple of weeks — and no doubt for some time still to come — we’ve seen… Continue Reading Books for Understanding the Economic Crisis

“Meet Mike Walden” on the State of Things

If the subject of economics isn’t your strong suit, welcome to the majority! That’s why North Carolina is lucky to have Mike Walden, a professor at NC State and economist with the NC Cooperative Extension Service. Walden is especially good at talking about economics in terms the rest of us can understand. His new book… Continue Reading “Meet Mike Walden” on the State of Things