Jun 2, 2022
James M. Buchanan’s defenders argue he was not racist because of his ties with the anti-apartheid economist W.H. Hutt, but this defense fails miserably
Setting the Record Straight on the Libertarian South African Economist W. H. Hutt and James M. Buchanan
Despite his opposition to South Africa’s apartheid, Hutt embraced notions of black inferiority
May 5, 2022
MIT economic historian Peter Temin discusses his new INET-CUP book, Never Together: The Economic History of a Segregated America, in which he shows how efforts to bridge the gap between races were always undermined, resulting in constant economic hardship for Black people.
Apr 4, 2022
On April 4th, 1967, at a time when the justness and necessity of the Vietnam War was broadly accepted, Dr. King issued a stirring rebuke of the U.S. establishment. He was criticized heavily for challenging US foreign policy; he was told to stick to civil rights.
Mar 8, 2022
Lynn Parramore explores Peter Temin’s new book on the country’s two economic histories: progress for whites, slavery and segregation for Black people. He warns of a second-tier global future unless they come together.
Feb 22, 2022
EEO-1 employment data document the vast over-representation of Asian Americans and vast under-representation of African Americans at tech companies in recent years. How did this happen?
Jun 17, 2021
Economist Darrick Hamilton, co-author of a new report on wealth across racial and ethnic groups in Tulsa, Oklahoma, explores the legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre with the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Lynn Parramore.
Jun 4, 2021 | 10:30
Our world is full of fault lines—growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the rise. These fundamental problems and others like them stem from a common crisis in values.
May 24, 2021
The plight of white blue-collar workers is well-known, but Blacks in that category were feeling the squeeze long before their white counterparts.
How once-promising Black upward mobility reversed course, and what can be done about it
Apr 29, 2021
In 1898, upwardly mobile Blacks in Wilmington, NC were terrorized and slaughtered in a violent insurrection that set the stage for Jim Crow – and the next 123 years. Hardly anyone really knows about it.
Working Paper Series
Formerly incarcerated Black people emerge from prison with far less education and social skills than white ex-cons. And they have great trouble forming families or earning a good living.
Survey Bias May Underestimate Unemployment, Particularly Among Young Black MenWebinar
With Julie Yixia Cai, Dean Baker, William Spriggs, and John Schmitt. Moderated by INET’s Thomas Ferguson
Apr 8, 2021
Join us for this lively and timely presentation, followed by Q&A.
Working Paper Series
“Build back” means restoring the government and business investments in the productive capabilities of the U.S. labor force that created a growing middle class in the three decades after World War II
Debt Talks Episode 2 | Debt, Wealth, and Racial InequalitiesWebinar
moderated by Moritz Schularick with Mehrsa Baradaran, Ashley C. Harrington, Darrick Hamilton and Louise Seamster
Hosted by Private Debt
Sep 15, 2020
Racial inequalities of wealth and income are pervasive. This episode of Debt Talks will feature a conversation with four prominent experts on the persistence of racial inequalities of wealth and income and the role of financial markets in shaping them.