Posts Tagged: inequality

White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America Hardcover: 131 pages Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (2017) Joan C. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and she is frequently featured as an expert on social class. If you follow the news at all, particularly with… Read Article →

Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide & Threatens Our Future Hardcover: 218 pages Publisher: Basic Books (2017) Author Thomas M. Shapiro is the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at the Heller School, Brandeis University, where he directs the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. While many will reflexively… Read Article →

Technology is often the engine which drives economic progress; however, that progress often generates anxiety in those impacted by the advancements.  The most visible recent example is the rise in the use of self-checkout kiosks in supermarkets. As the use of these kiosks started to become more widespread I remember reading about supermarket workers lamenting… Read Article →

Documentary: Class Divide (2016). In this HBO documentary, director Marc Levin takes a look at gentrification and growing inequality as it happens in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. The film shines a light on two distinct worlds that share the same Chelsea intersection – 10th Avenue and 26th Street. On the East side of 10th avenue sits Chelsea-Elliot Houses… Read Article →

Documentary: San Francisco 2.0 (2015). Toward the end of the film, director Alexandra Pelosi asks, “What is the price of change? And what will the growing divide between rich and poor do to the fabric of America?” Returning to her hometown, Pelosi documents how the technology boom has impacted this historically progressive city, talking to various industry… Read Article →

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