Jonathan M. Feldman’s Writings and Works

Jonathan M. Feldman’s Writings and Works


why? We need him!

Dr. Jonathan Michael Feldman

[Prof. Jonathan Feldman]: “ We have to build up alternative institutions and deal with financing, job creation, and some kind of major investment in public works, infrastructure and these alternative technologies. So, cutting the military budget. Moving our money out of the established banks to alternative financial institutions as well as selective re-investment – by which I mean unions and other activist groups and consumers can move their money into networks that would create jobs. All these things will be discussed in the context of this Global Teach-In.” 

Professor Jonathan M. Feldman, Associate Professor at the Department of Economic History at Stockholm University, and U-M SMART Fellow, has engaged in extensive studies of mass transit producers.He will explain some of the key factors underlying success and failure within firms and regions trying to promote mass transit manufacturing.

About Jonathan Feldman

 Dr. Feldman has studied factors influencing mass transit manufacturing in the United States, Canada, Sweden, South Korea and Japan.His transit manufacturing research has been discussed in The New York Times and published by The American Prospect, the International Labour Organization and a compendium on post Cold War economics.His research examines innovative platforms that support transportation technologies and manufacturing. The purpose ofhis study is to investigate how to promote green jobs and manufacturing by examining the case of the mass transportation, with a focus on different kinds of rolling stock (trains).Using the case of the subway manufacturing sector, Feldman’s research examines: (a) why domestic U.S. manufacturing declined, (b) the rise of foreign-based transnational suppliers into the U.S. market and an associated domestic content regime, and (c) potential and actual strategies to promote domestic production.He is also studying how light rail markets and supporting spatial planning has emerged in Portland, Stockholm and London. In Michigan, Feldman is particularly interested in potential synergies between mass transit markets and the larger automobile supplier chain and workforce, how companies developed new innovations, products, and strategies supporting U.S.-anchored jobs.

Conference Proceedings:

National Green New Deal Conference at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, March 9 and 10, 2010 [PDF]
Article about National Green New Deal Conference

Social Text (requires subscription):
Ecological and Environmental Renewal Requires Economic Reconstruction

Blog posts:
We can save the United States with democratic production networks
How we can save the British economy from third-rate status articles:
Bring Democracy Back to the Democratic Party
I’m So Bored by the Keynesians
The Political Economy of Character Assassination: The Corporate Sponsors of Fox News
The Political Economy of Character Assassination, Downloadable PDF version
Why the Swedish Left Lost: An Analysis of the Electoral Fiasco and Lessons for the Democrats
Before the Second Wave of Crisis: An Alternative to the Triple Failure
Obamanomics: Does the Left have anything to say?
After Iowa and New Hampshire: A Strategy for Rebuilding the Peace Movement
Water, Guns and Green Militarism? The Strange Political Economy of Death in the South
Congress and the Iraq War Vote
Citigroup, property and theft
Dubaigate Deconstructed   PDF
The system doesn’t work anymore
The U.S. as a failed state
N.Y. Times Letter to the Editor:
Hey Scholar, Leave the Kids Alone! (December 17, 2007)
A closer look at France (November 15, 2005, International Herald Tribune)
Pentagon’s Pot of Gold (February 4, 2002)
Getting ready to beat swords into plowshares (December 18, 1989)
Fundraising shouldn’t be a Senator’s main job (March 21, 1988)
The Carter lesson for Black voters (April 27, 1983)
Planners Network:
Towards a New Community Development Paradigm: The Political and Economic Agenda 
North by Northwest Publisher’s website:<
TR>Beyond Terrorism and Militarism
CORDIS website:
Diversity in Europe’s ICT sector
Grassroots Economic Organization website:
The New Paradigm Project: A Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on Democratic Economic Development
From National Commission on Economic Conversion and Disarmament:
A solution to New York’s Affordable Housing Crisis
Book Contributions:Dimensions of Peace and Security 

Universities in the Business of Repression: The academic-military-industrial complex and Central America



Please let us know what your thinking.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s