Dr. Jack Rasmus has a Ph.D in Political Economy and currently teaches economics and politics at St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University in California. He is the author and producer of various nonfiction and fictional works. Prior to his writing career, Jack was an economist and analyst for several global companies and before that, for more than a decade, a local union president, business representative, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions.
Jack’s works include the 2006 released book, The War At Home: The Bush-Corporate Offensive Against American Workers and Their Unions, a 536 page analysis of corporate offensives and economic restructuring in the 20th century; and the forthcoming book, The Trillion Dollar Income Shift—Essays on Income Inequality in America, about the origins and causes of growing income inequality in America.
Jack’s most recent publication is the forthcoming book, EPIC Recession and Global Financial Crisis, about the increasing financial instability in the U.S. and the protracted ‘epic’ recession now emerging in the U.S. and globally.
Jack is also a freelance journalist writing widely on U.S. economic and domestic policy topics, and has published numerous articles in “Z” magazine, Critique, In These Times, Amandla,Against the Current, the Dispatcher, and other periodicals.
Jack is also a playwright and author of several stageplays, including 1934, a full length musical about the San Francisco waterfront during the 1934 maritime and general strikes; Fire on Pier 32, about the history of the West Coast International Lognshore Workers Union; Our Time, featuring U.S. Presidents and the ascendancy of the Radical Right in American politics from 1932 to 2012; Lockout, about contemporary labor conflicts; and Hold the Light, about a six-month labor strike. He is a lyricist and co-author of numerous songs with composer, Joyce Todd McBride.
Before undertaking a writing and speaking career, Jack was an economist and markets analyst for a number of years with various companies; and before that was an elected National 1st Vice President for the National Writers Union, as well as an elected local union President, business representative, and organizer for several labor unions, including the Communications Workers of America, Service Employees International Union, Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union, and United Steelworkers of America.
Jack is the owner and principal of Kyklos Productions LLC, which produces stage plays, videos, music CDs and books. Kyklos Productions also provides consulting and production services for video and music CD creation.
Jack is also available for keynote and other speaking events on various economic, political, and environmental topics. Jack may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Kyklos Productions business line at 925-828-0792.