Julie Matthaei

Julie Matthaei is a professor of economics at Wellesley College, and a co-founder and board member of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Women’s March on Washington and the Coming of Age of Feminism
For those who believe in equality and solidarity, and face the outrage of the upcoming Trump inauguration, it is heartening to witness the Women’s March on Washington take shape. The March represents a massive mobilization against Trump’s hate-mongering inequality agenda, and an important step...
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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 11:18am
Occupy Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, inspired by the Occupy movement, I have found myself thinking about how my family shares this special meal. When we take a helping of something, we start with a modest serving, to make sure that all will have enough (and that we won’t take too much to eat, and waste some). If there is some left-over after everyone has taken a serving, we may take a second helping. No one takes the last serving of a dish without asking everyone if they want more. This behavior didn’t come naturally to me and my siblings; as children, we had often f
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 8:28am
Why the Occupy Movement is Good for Our Health
Recently, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on income inequality which found that the incomes of the top 1% nearly tripled between 1979 and 2007, whereas those of the middle class increased by less than forty percent. In his 2007 study, Jared Bernstein found that the after-tax income of the top 1% was 21 times higher than that of middle income families in 2005, compared to “only” 8 times higher in 1979.
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