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Why do poor people make bad decisions?

In their new book, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, economist Sendhil Mullainathan and psychologist Eldar Shafir team up to tackle the question of how scarcity impacts decision-making behavior. 909 more words

Economics

Ferguson, MO???

Black folks have been a target of white hate since the end of the civil war and slavery. I guess its hard giving up free labor and the ideology that makes Black folks lesser human beings and not entitled to the same rights as whites. 313 more words

Racism

Complicit: On Facing the Mirror Before Casting Stones

“Let me begin,” admits George J. Sefa Dei in “‘We Cannot Be Color-Blind': Race, Antiracism, and the Subversion of Dominant Thinking,” “by making clear that I see myself as fully complicit in the discussion that I undertake in this chapter” (p. 552 more words

Education

A Small Manifesto

“He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?”   …

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Blog

Me, Ferguson and stifling anger with a curfew

Ferguson, Missouri and I have something in common: We both have a curfew.

The St. Louis suburb got its curfew (and accompanying state of emergency following the police slaying of Michael Brown, who was unarmed) from… 980 more words

Being Black

Paul Ryan’s Welfare Reform Ideas Are Even Worse Than You Think - Michelle Chen on August 15, 2014 - 2:40 PM ET

Representative Paul Ryan (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

If you ask congressional conservatives about their plan to revive the economy, you’re not likely to get a very detailed answer, since they tend to doubt that the government is the solution—to a bad economy or anything else. 273 more words

Politics