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Sheila Kennedy

The Real Impact of Economic Despair

March 14, 2016 /

by Sheila Kennedy

A new report shows rising inequality linked to rising high school dropout rates — and upends the view that poverty ‘incentivizes’ the working class. More and more, I am reminded...

The Lesson We Can Learn from Flint

January 28, 2016 /

by Sheila Kennedy

The water crisis in Flint demonstrates the necessary and beneficial role of a strong public sector. For the past 30+ years, self-described "small government" conservatives have waged a propaganda war on...

Is Capitalism To Blame For Inequality?

December 17, 2015 /

by Sheila Kennedy

Is American capitalism the cause of our country's growing and very worrisome inequality? That all depends on how you define 'capitalism.' By Sheila Suess Kennedy [caption id="attachment_9922" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit:...

Piketty’s New Controversial Theory

December 10, 2015 /

by Sheila Kennedy

Thomas Piketty recently spelled out a highly controversial theory about the cause of terrorism: economic inequality. By Sheila Suess Kennedy [caption id="attachment_9885" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit:[/caption] A year after his...

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