Left Business Observer is an 8-page more-or-less monthly newsletter on economics and politics in the U.S. and the world at large. A list of back issues since 1990 is on this web site.
LBO, founded in 1986, is edited by Doug Henwood. Henwood is also a contributing editor of The Nation and does a weekly program on WBAI radio, New York's Pacifica outlet. [The show is on most Thursdays, 5-6 PM eastern time. Click here to listen to WBAI. Click here for radio archives.] His book, The State of the USA Atlas, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1994; his Wall Street was published by Verso in 1997 (paperback, 1998) to great acclaim and impressively vigorous sales (over 20,000). His book After the New Economy will be published by The New Press in October 2003.
International Herald Tribune
admirably literate, even
stylish and often sharply insightful
-Alan Abelson, Barron's
first step is everybody should subscribe to LBO."
- Adolph Reed, author Stirrings in the Jug
voice for sanity in the current widening-wealth-and-income-chasm,
- Bitch magazine (Hit List selection)
your stuff all the time"
- Jim Hightower
absolutely essential reading
salutary antidote to the
economic mush in mainstream periodicals
--Alexander Cockburn, The Nation
If Karl Marx wrote as well
as Doug Henwood, who knows what course history might have taken?
--Jim Grant, editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer
I read you with pleasure
--John Kenneth Galbraith
most delectable and insightful
economics commentary being written in English today
--Jim O'Connor, University of California-Santa Cruz
indispensable for anyone
who wants to know where our economy is, where it is going, and
--Eric Foner, Columbia University
My monthly antidote to
the economic pablum and downright lies published else where. Because
it is factual, clear, stylish, and funny, I read it as soon as
it arrives --the acid test for anyone who receives too much paper.
Economist or not, you, too, need LBO to help you make sense
of an often senseless world.
--Susan George, Transnational Institute
scum...sick and twisted...it's tragic you exist
-- Norman Pearlstine, former executive editor, Wall Street Journal, now chief editor Time Inc. magazines
from Fortune's profile of its story development editor, Marta Dorion (April 8, 1991)
By day's end, Dorion usually still has work to do. That's where the big (18-by -24-inch) red bag comes in -- a gift from chief of reporters Evelyn Benjamin. Dorion fills it with mail, manuscripts, and periodicals from the Left Business Observer to the Harvard Business Review...
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