Nancy Folbre in Indian press: “Will mothers get paid to take care of kids?”

n_folbreA columnist writes about how computing the value of unpaid care work– caring for children, parents, or the elderly–is attracting interest in India. The work of UMass Econ Professor Nancy Folbre on calculating the value of caring work is central to the analysis. Folbre also recenqly spoke at a meeting in India about this subject. (, 12/22/09)


Robert Pollin on advantages of transaction tax

r_pollinUMass Econ Professor Robert N. Pollin says a 0.5 percent federal tax would raise large amounts of revenue and would discourage the kinds of speculative excesses that have created the current economic crisis. (, 12/21/09)