How inequality studies came in from the cold
For whatever reason your links do not take the reader to the intended place. They instead take the reader to one place, a Google blogger page asking them to create a new blog. Obviously it weakens your points though it may strengthen Google's trading position.
When I studied economics and game theory/negotiation analysis at Harvard's Kennedy School of Gov in the late 1980s, I asked an econ professor why there was a lack of focus on "cutting up the pie" among different interest groups -- instead typically weighing costs/benefits in aggregate. His answer: "That's a matter for politics, not economics." One reason I prefer the term "political economics" is that it implies more thought about distribution.
For whatever reason I find the stories of the WB in 80s/90s morbidly fascinating. How come they never interviewed you for the Oral History program? Or did you never want to? I always thought that they generally were quite okay in capturing dissident voices?