interesting mainstream economic commentators?

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Mon Mar 6 14:32:34 PST 2000

David Dorkin wrote:

>I was wondering if anyone could give insight into the mindset of
>relatively intelligent mainstream or liberal political and
>economic commentators; are Kuttner and Reich, for example, aware of and
>sympathetic to heterodox work?
>Same questions regarding any others you can think of. Whom would LBO
>listers consider to be interesting mainstream people who may be more
>progressive or insightful than most working in journalism, business and
>public affairs (not in overtly progressive of heterodox groups like URPE
>etc) or even closet radicals.

There are a few left-liberals and radicals scattered about the mainstream and business press (Biz Week, WSJ, FT), but not very many, as far as I can tell. We may even have a few lurking here. I don't really know what Reich or Kuttner think in private. Both seem like decent folks whose hearts are more or less in the right place but who are fatally compromised by their links to the Dems.


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