Economics of Race
Investigating race as a driver of economic destiny.
The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today
Behind towering figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were the taxi dispatchers, pharmacists, grocers, and other small business owners who were instrumental in making civil rights a reality.
This paper presents a model of mass incarceration in the United States, which has the largest proportion of its population imprisoned among advanced countries.
What Donald Trump does well, Professor john a. powell explains, is link economic concerns with ontological and racial concerns among his voters. Many economists and social justice activists, by contrast, try to reduce racial concerns to economic and class concerns. His presentation demonstrates the centrality, conscious or unconscious, of belonging and ‘otherness’ in comprehending the structures of society.
Institute for New Economic Thinking-backed research into inequality explores how taxes and government policy have contributed to deepening economic inequality
Language has always been a way to divide, conquer, classify, and control, but it also helps to constitute who we are and what we think.
Theoretical dogmas that are literally blind to the causes of the racism that determines the economic fates of most African-Americans leaves the economics profession unable to comprehend or recognize remedies for a key driver of America’s crippling inequality. Instead, conventional economic models unmindfully shape policies that actually exacerbate racial conflict.
William Darity, Jr. has a new key to unlocking the mystery of inequality: stratification economics.
With the publication of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, the American public has become increasingly concerned about the scale and impact of inequality in economic life.