Debunking Myths About Wealth and Race
It’s not individual behavior that drives the racial wealth divide — it’s a system that many folks pretend doesn’t exist.
by Josh Hoxie
Today, more than ever, everybody in American public life seems to be talking about inequality. But just what could we be doing to cut that inequality down to something close to democratic size?
The latest cover story of The Nation, America’s largest-circulation progressive weekly, offers a broad array of answers from our inequality team here at the Institute for Policy Studies. The feature focuses on bold solutions to the growing inequality that has been steadily creeping up on us for decades.
In the cover story’s overview, we start off by exploring the need to see inequality as a deep systemic problem. Piecemeal interventions have not helped slow or reverse the pace of wealth concentration. To do that, we need game changers.
If you’re playing in a game that turns out to be rigged, you need to change the game. Our game-changing proposals all link to concrete social movements both mature and newly budding. Head over to The Nation to check out the whole feature, entitled Game Changers: How we can unrig the rules and reverse runaway inequality, or check out each individual solution listed here.
Game-changing strategies for taking on inequality:
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Josh Hoxie is director of the Project on Opportunity and Taxation at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-editor of Inequality.org.