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Imara Jones

Imara Jones
imara head shot.jpg Imara Jones is the Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com. He served in the Clinton White House, where he worked on international trade policy, and was an executive at Viacom. Imara has a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics, and holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia in political science. He's a proud resident of Brooklyn U.S.A.

Follow him on Twitter at @imarajones, and check out his media appearances here.

The Fed's Bombshell: Our Economy's Dead Until Congress Creates Jobs

The Fed’s Bombshell: Our Economy’s Dead Until Congress Creates Jobs

by Imara Jones on August 12 2011, 9:37AM

After months of debate over the nation’s debt, the central bank’s unprecedented interest rates announcement this week was entirely about the jobs crisis. The subtext was clear: politics, not economics stand in the way of recovery.

Topics: Economy, Fiscal Cliff, Jobs Crisis

The U.S. Doesn't Have a Debt Problem. It Has a Crisis of Values.

The U.S. Doesn’t Have a Debt Problem. It Has a Crisis of Values.

by Imara Jones on August 3 2011, 10:15AM

The debt deal is an extension of the grand bargain Washington’s leaders made with Wall Street nearly four years ago: to save the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The U.S. doesn’t have a debt problem; it has a values problem.

Topics: Economy, Shutdown

A Food Crisis Is Coming, But Urban America Already Has It Solved

A Food Crisis Is Coming, But Urban America Already Has It Solved

by Imara Jones on February 16 2011, 11:07AM

Urban farms grew out of crisis in black and brown neighborhoods. Now they’re an innovation all of America desperately needs.

Topics: Environment, How We Eat

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

by Imara Jones on February 11 2011, 10:18AM

Instability always follows inequality. The technocrats know it, but our leaders still don’t care.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Wealth Gap

Happy Days Are Here Again--As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

Happy Days Are Here Again—As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

by Imara Jones on January 31 2011, 11:00AM

The economy’s growing, Wall Street’s rallying, and the administration says no new recession. None of that is real, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Mapping America's Brutal Past, and Humanity's Capacity for Revolt

Mapping America’s Brutal Past, and Humanity’s Capacity for Revolt

by Imara Jones on January 19 2011, 10:12AM

An 1860 census of the American South reveals much more than the region’s demography.

Topics: History