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US GDP Held Back By Housing

The US may be past the most recent era of foreclosures, but housing now has two other affordability issues: high prices and high rents. Several cities like those in the Bay area, New York, DC, and Seattle are seeing price gains that are good for sellers and bad for buyers. 187 more words


Inherited wealth and size of government

In the debate over inequality, I have long argued that governments are much better at creating inequality than at reducing them (see my paper here with Steve Horwitz… 323 more words


Wage Gap Between Black and White Americans Is at 40-Year High

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute reveals a stark disparity between the hourly pay of blacks and whites; on average, whites make 26.7 percent more than blacks, earning $25.22 an hour compared with $18.49 for blacks. 282 more words

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Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt

Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt (2010)

The title comes from a quote that also appears on the book jacket:

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,

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To Hope and to Advocate

Policies for better working conditions at the local level might reduce social and economic inequities. Such policies are particularly significant for cities in which a vast majority of immigrants reside. 503 more words

The lucky kids.

If, like me, you were lucky enough to be born in a middle class family, you were given many gifts. Bet you took them for granted. 691 more words

Adrian Fogelin

The Inequality Trifecta

Now that we’re on the other side of the Bernie Sanders campaign, the claim that American society suffers from rampant inequalities is no longer a shocker. 933 more words