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.
The Libertarian Anti-Apartheid White Supremacy of W.H. Hutt
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
Peter Temin: Black and White America Always on Separate Trajectories
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.
Event Video: MLK 55 Years Later: Can The Church Study War No More?
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.
Top Economist: America’s Racist Economy Getting Worse, Not Better
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.
African Americans in Tech: What the EEO-1 Numbers Reveal
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?
The State Has Failed to Protect Black Wealth in Tulsa and Across America
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.
Values: Building a Better World For All
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.
How Greedy Corporations Turn the Black American Dream into a Nightmare
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.
The Unmaking of the Black Blue-Collar Middle Class
How once-promising Black upward mobility reversed course, and what can be done about it
America Hasn’t Reckoned with the Coup That Blasted the Black Middle Class
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
Mass Incarceration Retards Racial Integration
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
Employment Mobility and the Belated Emergence of the Black Middle Class
“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