The distinguished linguist Noam Chomsky has a good bit to offer in way of understanding the Current State of American Economics. This is a brief write-up on a presentation he has been giving.
Another short write-up, A Primer on Jobs and Joblessness, provides some fundemental information about economics that most persons, including government representitives, simply do not understand. Now, I will say that I think Mr. Block is taking things too far, as he seems to support a completely unchecked free-market. To the contrary, there do need to be some basic reigns on the free-market, least we all have our souls sold to the company store. But beyond such constraints protecting us from monopolistics servitude, he is fully correct. Government has climbed into bed with corporate interests, and it is imperitive that it be stopped.