I have a piece over at ethicaleconomics.org assessing progress against the criteria set out in my book, The Possibility of Progress, since it's publication in 2005. It concludes that while little progress has been made, and a great opportunity spurned, in the failure of progressives to make capital out of the financial crisis, there is still room for optimism. Progress depends on getting more people to engage with idea that there is a alternative to the current set-uo.
And, on a not unrelated theme, the lastest post in my series about unearned wealth is now up at the Renegade Economist. This week I look at the pernicious effects of speculation.