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Eleven Selected for B.N. Duke Scholarships

Duke Today, Thursday, June 21, 2018
“As an alumnus of the B.N. Duke program, I can speak directly to its ability to foster a lifelong commitment to the Carolinas,” said Adam Hollowell, senior research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke and the faculty director of the Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship... Read More »

Some demonstrators arrested during final Poor People's Campaign rally

Spectrum News - Central NC, Tuesday, June 19, 2018
"Ten years before Roosevelt, Huey Long's 1934 'Share Our Wealth' plan declared that the U.S. should use public works to ensure everyone is employed. And after Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. demanded immediate employment for everyone in need of a job," said Duke University Professor William... Read More »

Opinion: Creating a humanitarian crisis -- while ignoring U.S. history

The Herald Sun, Tuesday, June 19, 2018
In an effort to "send a message" to potential asylum seekers from Mexico and Central America, the Trump administration and the Jeff Sessions-led Justice Department have created a humanitarian crisis on the border. In May, the administration began separating children from their parents at the... Read More »

Desemprego baixo nos EUA esconde aumento do número de trabalhadores que vivem em condições precárias

Notícias do Dia, Monday, June 18, 2018
Os números do desemprego mostram que há 5 milhões de trabalhadores em tempo parcial que gostariam de estar ocupados em tempo integral. As estatísticas, porém, não captam os trabalhadores desalentados, que se sentem alijados do crescimento econômico e, sem qualificação para os dias atuais,... Read More »

Desemprego baixo nos EUA esconde aumento do número de trabalhadores que vivem em condições precárias

Epoca, Monday, June 18, 2018
Os números do desemprego mostram que há 5 milhões de trabalhadores em tempo parcial que gostariam de estar ocupados em tempo integral. As estatísticas, porém, não captam os trabalhadores desalentados, que se sentem alijados do crescimento econômico e, sem qualificação para os dias atuais,... Read More »

A Revival of Black Business, and Pride, in Brooklyn

The New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 2018
Economists have a less sunny view of the trend toward more black-owned businesses. Black workers have been harder hit by public-sector cutbacks, said Darrick Hamilton, a professor of economics and urban policy at the New School. “Add to that the biases against hiring blacks in the private sector,... Read More »

Inequality: My Unfair Disadvantage, Not Your Unearned Privilege

Duke Today, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Efforts to address social inequalities in income, education and employment opportunity can be boosted simply by the manner in which that inequity is presented, according to new research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. If you benefit from an inequity, how you handle the situation... Read More »

More Cities Are Focusing on Wealth-Building at an Early Age

Next City, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Some don’t believe childhood savings programs go far enough to address systemic inequality. “From my perspective, the savings account proposals, for the most part, the ones that would give each child the same amount, don’t even begin to address the issue of wealth inequality,” says Prof. William... Read More »

New Report: Don’t Fear the Robots: Why Automation Doesn’t Mean the End of Work

Cook Center and Roosevelt Institute, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
“If the rules of the economy are not changed to rebalance worker power, future technological developments will likely further exacerbate inequality and displace workers in our already deeply divided country.” The new Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Roosevelt Institute report... Read More »

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

The New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The economist Mark Paul writes that a series of policy steps that are, in isolation, not all that radical would go a long way toward ensuring that the benefits of technological advancement would be widely enjoyed. As an example, he says the Federal Reserve and other policymakers should commit... Read More »

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