Inequality & Distribution
Why is America So Anti-City? It Holds Back the Entire Country.
Mar 20, 2023
A new book by economist Richard McGahey examines the country’s anti-urban structure and ideology, offering insights on how American cities can thrive.
Survival of the Richest
Feb 16, 2023
Oxfam’s Economic Justice Director, Nabil Ahmed, and Oxfam International’s Inequality Policy & Advocacy Lead, Max Lawson, discuss their latest Global Inequality Report, which highlights the accelerating pace at which the world’s billionaires have increased their wealth exponentially in recent years. They also discuss the ways in which governments can reverse this trend through taxation.
Global Value Chains and Income Distribution Profiles: A World Survey
Feb 6, 2023
How can we quantify the wage share implied by varying degrees and types of participation to Global Value Chains?
Distributive Profiles Associated with Domestic Versus International Specialization in Global Value Chains
If primary commodities and mid-to-high-tech manufacturing products are produced by industries with different wage shares, there are distributive implications of deepening trade integration with certain regions with respect to others.
How the Crypto Hustle Carries on America’s Shameful History of Racial Inequality
Jan 24, 2023
Cryptocurrency was supposed to change the economic outlook for Black America. For many, it made things worse.
You’re Living in a World Wrought by the Federal Reserve. Notice Anything Wrong?
Nov 17, 2022
In her new book, veteran Wall Street watcher and economist Nomi Prins warns that central bank strategies deployed since the financial crisis are destroying the real economy, worsening inequality, and creating societal chaos.
How Corporations “Get Away With Murder” to Inflate Prices on Rent, Food, and Electricity
Oct 19, 2022
Antitrust expert Hal Singer shows how big businesses in certain industries are taking advantage of inflation worries to jack up prices far beyond their cost increases, all the while raking in robber-baron profits.
5th Annual UNCTAD-YSI Summer School
Challenges and Opportunities of a New International Economic Order
Aug 1–6, 2022
The 5th UNCTAD YSI Summer School provides an opportunity to explore the Challenges and Opportunities of a New International Economic Order. The school will bring together UNCTAD experts, academics, diplomats, and young scholars from across the globe for lively and stimulating intellectual debates.
Quality of Life for Billions of People is at Stake
Jun 16, 2022
World-renowned economist and inequality researcher Thomas Piketty in conversation with Rob Johnson, about Piketty’s just-released book, A Brief History of Equality.
Piketty: Quality of Life for Billions of People is at StakeWebinar
Thomas Piketty discusses his new book: A Brief History of Equality
Jun 13, 2022
Can society continue its long-run trajectory and commit to institutional, legal, social, fiscal, and educational systems that can advance equality?
The Problem of Ownership in Capitalism
Apr 7, 2022
Peter Barnes, the entrepreneur and author of the recently published book, Ours: The Case for Universal Property, talks about how new conceptions of property - a universal commons - could fundamentally transform capitalism to make it more ecologically and socially sustainable.
Investing in Compassion
Mar 24, 2022
The tradition of abandoning our elderly populations needs to end. Sarita Mohanty talks with Rob Johnson about her work at the SCAN Foundation, and the critical importance of combating “ageism” to strengthening our society. Learn more: https://www.thescanfoundation.org/
At What Point Does a Billionaire’s Greed Hurt the Rest of Us?
Mar 21, 2022
The social cost of America’s economic royalty
How We Are Going to Live Together Is Up for Grabs
Mar 17, 2022
Anand Giridharadas, writer and author of the book, Winners Take All, discusses the multiple crises we are currently facing, how they could provide an impetus for real change, and how US and global elites are failing to live up to the challenge.
The Pandemic's Billionaire Variant
Mar 3, 2022
Max Lawson, head of Oxfam International’s Inequality Policy program, discusses Oxfam’s latest inequality report, “Inequality Kills,” which highlights the extreme growth in wealth of the billionaire class during the pandemic and how this has had a direct effect on the health and survival of the world’s bottom 50%.