Dollars & Sense

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Boston MA 02111
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About Dollars & Sense People A democratic and non-hierarchical collective of radical economics graduate students and faculty founded Dollars & Sense in 1974. Today, D&S is still governed by a collective, rather than a board of directors. Collective members write for Dollars & Sense, and the collective meets weekly to read submissions and edit forthcoming articles. The meetings regularly spark spirited discussions of economic topics among collective members. The collective also helps manage the D&S organization, getting a full course in non-profit publishingin the process. Dollars & Sense also has five staff, several interns and office volunteers, and associates ( who are less active than collective members ). Dollars & Sense Staff Amy Gluckman, magazine co-editor, joined the staff of D&S in June 2002. Before that, she taught social studies and math at alternative high schools in Somerville and and Lowell MA, and teacher preparation at Salem State College. She has created and led economic literacy workshops for low-income adults and created labor-focused social studies curriculum materials for high-school students. With former D&S editor Betsy Reed, she co-edited Homoeconomics: Capitalism, Community, and Lesbian and Gay Life ( Routledge, 1998 ). Amy's articles in Dollars & Sense include Gay Marriage Blues and Testing... Testing... One, Two, Three: The Commercial Side of the Standardized-Testing Boom. Linda Pinkow, development and promotions coordinator, joined the D&S staff in June 2007, where she oversees all fundraising, advertising, public relations, and coalition-building. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor's degree in English and Sociology at Brandeis University. Linda also has extensive experience in print and broadcast journalism and communications, as a writer, editor, researcher, and media activist. Since 1995 she has been News Director at WMBR, the all-volunteer, campus-community radio station at MIT, and currrently co-hosts a weekly talk and music program called "What's Left." Linda is author of "Acting in the Big Picture" ( an article about the START study guide program, in the November/December issue of D&S ), and Globalized Resistance. Paul Piwko, business manager, joined the D&S staff in May of 2007. He is co-author ( with former D&S intern Sarah Bromley ) of Dropkick Murphys: Friends of the Working Class. Chris Sturr, magazine co-editor, joined the staff in July of 2005, after several years on the D&S collective. He taught at the college level for several years ; his research focused on the prison crisis and the history of prison reform in the United States. His media activism has included reporting for WMBR ( MIT's radio station ), participating in the Boston Independent Media Center, and co-producing a weekly two-hour radio program, Unwelcome Guests. His current projects include coordinating the Political Economy of Prisons article series and improving the D&S website. Chris's articles in Dollars & Sense include Fidelity and Genocide, "Military Spending and the Cost of the Wars" ( July/August, 2006 ), The Penal Welfare State, and ( with Amy Offner ) Flattening Appalachia. Dollars & Sense Collective Arpita Banerjee is a doctoral student in economics at the University of New Hampshire. She is studying the impact of globalization on the informal sector, both rural and urban, agricultural and non-agricultural, particularly in South Asia. She joined the collective in May 2008. She is an active member of the Boston-based group Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia. Ben Collins is a research analyst at KLD Research & Analytics, a sustainable investment research company. His article on financial speculation and the global food crisis appeared in the July/August 2008 issue of D&S. Ben Greenberg is a freelance journalist and author of the blog Hungry Blues. He recently joined the staff of Physicians for Human Rights. He was a guest co-editor of D&S's March/April 2006