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Interview on Educational Inequality

Vaghaye Etefaghiye, Sunday, January 14, 2018
Vaghaye Etefaghiye reporter Mohammad Memarian interviewed William A. (Sandy) Darity, founding director of the Cook Center, on the issue of inequality in its various forms. Read the full article here.

This Plan to Give Infants $20,000 Could Put a Dent in Income Inequality

, Friday, January 12, 2018
Two economists have a plan for reducing the US’s rampant income equality problem, one that would create a $20,000-$60,000 ‘baby bond’ for all children born in the US, for use after their 18th birthday. While this is already done at a much lower £500 ($684.48) price point in England, the plan could... Read More »

Some economists want the US government to put up to $50,000 in 'Baby Bond' bank accounts

Business Insider, Thursday, January 11, 2018
Darrick Hamilton and William Darity have a thought-provoking way to help families pay for college: Give every baby between $500 and $50,000 at the time they are born. Hamilton and Darity, both economists, say these "Baby Bond" accounts could go a long way toward reducing inequality in the US, where... Read More »

This proposal would give an average of $20,000 to every baby born in the U.S.

The Kansas City Star, Thursday, January 11, 2018
Two economists have a proposal that they say would help to lessen income inequality in the United States: Give every baby thousands of dollars when they’re born. The proposal was presented by Darrick Hamilton of the New School and William Darity of Duke University at a conference held last... Read More »

Professors Suggest 'Baby Bonds' Could Fix Widening Inequality In The U.S.

KUER 90.1 Radio, Thursday, January 11, 2018
What if every baby born in the United States was a trust fund baby? That's what two economics professors are proposing, that Uncle Sam provide each American newborn with a trust fund. The amount would vary depending on the parent's wealth, with an average of about $20,000. NPR's John Ydstie reports... Read More »

Washington Post cites proposal by former visiting scholar William Darity and coauthor Darrick Hamilton for payment of "baby bonds” of $20K as means of reducing inequality.

Russell Sage Foundation, Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Washington Post cites proposal by former visiting scholar William Darity and coauthor Darrick Hamilton for payment of "baby bonds” of $20K as means of reducing inequality.   Source:  Washington Post cites proposal by former visiting scholar William Darity and coauthor Darrick... Read More »

How Baby Bonds Are Aiming To Level The Playing Field (And Give Your Kid $50,000)

The Bump, Wednesday, January 10, 2018
What if, upon turning 18, your child had up to $50,000 waiting for her, completely separate from any financial assistance you may be able to provide? College becomes a reality for students who didn’t think it was. Being able to make a down payment on a home allows them to plant their own roots.... Read More »

Who Is Looking Out For America’s Children?

1A - National Public Radio (NPR), Wednesday, January 10, 2018
A new study has found that children in the United States are less likely to live into adulthood than children in other wealthy nations. Meanwhile, funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has run out, and has not yet been replenished. And for kids born into poverty, getting out of... Read More »

There's a serious proposal to give babies born in the United States $20,000 (or more)

Chicago Tribune, Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Forget baby showers. There's a proposal to give every newborn in the United States a "Baby Bond" account with somewhere between $500 to $50,000 in cash. Neither the kids nor their parents would be able to touch the money until the child turned 18. Then the young adult could spend the trust fund on... Read More »

Media influences perception of shooting victims, new study finds

The Chronicle, Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The public's perception about shooting victims—including what punishment their killer should get—is largely shaped by what the media says about them, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Duke and Simmons College. The study, led by Sarah Gaither from Duke and Kristin Dukes from... Read More »

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