Alan Nasser

Alan Nasser is professor emeritus of Political Economy and Philosophy at The Evergreen State College. His website is:  His latest book is Overripe Economy: American Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy. He can be reached at:

Blue No Matter Who? Lesser Evilism in the Age of Trump

Could Student Loans Lead to Debt Prison? The Handwriting on the Wall

How Inequality Kills

On Economic Patriotism: Capitalist Nationalism and the Making of American Political Identity

The New (Cold?) War With China

The Coming Plague of Poverty Among the Elderly: Clinton’s Plan For Gutting Social Security

Class Dismissed: Identity Politics to the Front of the Line

Making Greater Possibilities Inconceivable: Another Thought or Two on the Logic of Lesser Evilism

Hillary’s Agenda Here and Abroad Intertwined: “Full Spectrum Dominance” Around the Globe, A Swelling Precariat at Home

The Myth of the Middle Class: Have Most Americans Always Been Poor?

The Case Against Labor-Market Individualism

How Modern Money Works

Apolitical Economy: Democracy and Dynasty

Why FDR Did Not End the Great Depression – and Why Obama Won’t End This One

How Franklin D. Roosevelt Botched Social Security

The Economics of Over-Ripe Capitalism

How To Sell “Hard Choices”

The Long-Term Jobs and Wage Picture

What the Market Does to Our Souls

Countering the Israel Lobby’s Dominance

The Strange Case of the Liberal Ostrich

Outsourcing Jobs, Offshoring Markets

How The Oligarchy Gets Politicized

Keeping Democrats on the Hook

Putting People to Work