Peter Temin: The Racist Roots of US Political and Economic Polarization

MIT economic historian Peter Temin talks to Rob Johnson about his next book, which looks at the economic history of how Blacks have been systematically excluded from US society

ROB JOHNSON serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Johnson is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He recently served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz


PETER TEMIN is the Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His most recent book is The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy (MIT Press, 2017).