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Causal Factors


Fun at the Frontier

June 3, 2017 /

by Sam Pizzigati


The world has a hot new explanation for inequality that’s warming the hearts of the deep pockets who’ve benefited the most from the inequality we already have.

Who Should Own Our Infrastructure?  

February 7, 2017 /

by Sheila Kennedy


Infrastructure spending should benefit the public good, but Donald Trump’s plan benefits private interests at the expense of the rest of us.  One of the very worst ideas getting championed by...

Report: Privatization Drives Inequality 

October 4, 2016 /

by Sheila Kennedy


A new study outlines the negative impact of contracting public services to private companies.  I am one of those tiresome academics who has repeatedly criticized so-called privatization of government functions. I...

Social Inequality: Seldom Only Social

June 13, 2016 /

by Sheila Kennedy


We need to keep in mind the tangible and ever-present economic consequences of membership in a disfavored minority. This week has brought us two reminders about how culture and cultural...

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