David Gordon (1944-1996) teaches economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He was the author of Fat and Mean: Corporate Bloat, The Wage Squeeze, and the Stagnation of Our Conflictual Economy (Martin Kessler Books at the Free Press, 1996).
DSAers in Paris
In June 1993 four DSA members met in Paris with their French comrades and a politically diverse group of U.S. and French economists to discuss the difficult transition from Reaganomics to Clintonomics. The DSA delegation from New York included David Gordon, Professor of Economics at the New School; Victor Sidel, Professor of Public Health Medicine at Mount Sinai; Jo-Ann Mort, Communications Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union; and John Mason, an Assistant Professor of Politics at William Paterson College.
In Paris, they were joined by Penny Schantz, a former DSA Youth Organizer.
The conference itself - formally entitled "Today's Changing American Economy" — was the first Franco-American meeting sponsored by La Fondation Jean Jaures, a"public interest corporation" set upby the French Socialist Party.
New Party builder
New Party News Fall 1994 listed over 100 New Party activists-"some of the community leaders, organizers, retirees,, scholars, artists, parents, students, doctors, writers and other activists who are building the NP" the list included David Gordon, New School
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Writing with Weisskopf
Democratic Socialists of America member Thomas E. Weisskopf's most recent book (co-authored with Samuel Bowles and David Gordon) is After The Waste Land: A Democratic Economics for the Year 2000 (M. E. Sharpe, 1991 ).