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Causal Factors


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...

The Inequality of the Future?

November 5, 2015 /

by Larry Checco


No workers are free from the risk of losing their jobs to automation. By Larry Checco [caption id="attachment_9770" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: Solidsmack.com[/caption]  Forty-five years ago futurist Alvin Toffler, in his...

Five Great American Hypocrisies

October 15, 2015 /

by Paul Buchheit


Instead of peddling American exceptionalism, defenders of the status quo should study these 5 great American hypocrisies. By Paul Buchheit [caption id="attachment_9691" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: truthinmedia.com[/caption] American 'exceptionalism' exists in...

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