Posts Tagged: inequality

Dustin Dwyer, Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and reporter for Michigan Radio; and Susan Wachter, co-director of the Institute of Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of real estate and finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, join On Point host Tom Ashbrook to discuss home ownership, the real estate market and… Read Article →

This post was first published on By Neal Gabler There are plenty of reasons to bristle at President Trump’s tweets on Puerto Rico, which is suffering horribly from Hurricane Maria, not least of which is the racist suggestion that Hispanics there don’t deserve the same treatment as mainland white Americans. But in all his… Read Article →

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 →

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