About LBO


Left Business Observer is an 8-page more-or-less monthly newsletter on economics and politics in the U.S. and the world at large. A list of back issues since 1990 is on this web site.

LBO, founded in 1986, is edited by Doug Henwood. Henwood is also a contributing editor of The Nation and does a weekly program on WBAI radio, New York's Pacifica outlet. [The show is on most Thursdays, 5-6 PM eastern time. Click here to listen to WBAI. Click here for radio archives.] His book, The State of the USA Atlas, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1994; his Wall Street was published by Verso in 1997 (paperback, 1998) to great acclaim and impressively vigorous sales (over 20,000). His book After the New Economy will be published by The New Press in October 2003.


Profiles, etc.

International Herald Tribune


Kind words from others...

admirably literate, even stylish and often sharply insightful
-Alan Abelson, Barron's

"The first step is everybody should subscribe to LBO."
- Adolph Reed, author Stirrings in the Jug

"an incisive voice for sanity in the current widening-wealth-and-income-chasm, yank-away-the-safety-net age"
- Bitch magazine (Hit List selection)

"We steal your stuff all the time"
- Jim Hightower

absolutely essential reading
--Barbara Ehrenreich

salutary antidote to the economic mush in mainstream periodicals
--Alexander Cockburn, The Nation

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