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Race Has a Regional Dimension in America’s Political Economy

Stanford economic historian Professor Gavin Wright, addressing the Institute’s conference on the economics of race, argues that the conditions facing the children of the great migration from the South are very different to the conditions for the children of those who stayed behind.  Watch the video

Volcker on the Treasury and the Fed, Regulation and More

Former Treasury Secretary Paul Volcker reviews a life’s work and the pressing challenges of the moment in conversation with Institute for New Economic Thinking President Rob Johnson Watch the video

Why Economic Analysis Can’t Ignore Racial Categories

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. Watch the video