You’re Hired! The Democrats are looking for a big idea? Here’s one: a guaranteed job for anyone who wants one. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"Democrats have begun the presidency of Donald Trump exiled to the political wilderness. They’ve lost the White House, both houses of Congress, a shocking number of state governments, while the “blue state” vote has turned out to be really just the “blue city” vote. The party has cast about for... Read More »

At DC Landmark Museums, Cook Center Holds Conference on the Legacy of the Reconstruction Amendments

Duke Today, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meeting in the extraordinary collections of the National Archives Museum and the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Duke’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity convened a three-day research symposium on “Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction... Read More »

Equitable Growth in Conversation: an interview with William A. Darity Jr. (“Sandy”) of Duke University

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
“Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Research Director John Schmitt talks... Read More »

Structural racism places the burden of proposed budget cuts on people of color

The Urban Institute, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
"What drives economic inequity? Discrimination in the labor market has resulted in the exclusion of African Americans and Latinos from many good job opportunities, even when they are as qualified as white applicants. Occupational segregation has also contributed to these groups being... Read More »

No Jargon, Episode 76: American Job Guarantee

Scholars Strategy Network, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
"Could we fight unemployment by providing government jobs in construction, child care, and other needed public projects? Professor William Darity, director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, explains how a Federal Job Guarantee could work and how similar programs have been... Read More »

University Course Examines Race, History and Higher Education in the South : Course explores the role Duke, other Southern universities play from slavery to current day

Duke Today, Thursday, March 16, 2017
"This semester, William “Sandy” Darity is putting Duke – and other universities -- under the microscope. William Darity leads the University Course on race and higher education. Professor William Darity leads the University Course on race and higher education. Darity, the Samuel Dubois Cook... Read More »

A Matter of Life and Death

Inside Sources, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
"This week Republicans in Congress introduced a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Since then, debate in Washington has centered on the costs of the Republicans’ plan. But while money will move around if this plan is passed, it is really about life and death. The core of the... Read More »

For Reparations: A Conversation With William A. Darity Jr.

The Next System Project, Friday, March 10, 2017
William A. Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. The focus of his work is on inequality based on race, class, and ethnicity. He has... Read More »

A Delayed Winter Forum: Students Look at Failures in U.S. Energy Access

Duke Today, Thursday, March 9, 2017
When lights burn all night and heat is plentiful on the Duke campus, it can be hard for students to fathom that there are people down the road who lack the money to pay for electricity.   How that can be true -- and how to rectify the problem -- were topics touched upon Sunday at Duke’s... Read More »

How the feeling of falling behind fuels deadly distress for white Americans

PBS NewsHour, Thursday, February 23, 2017
Why have middle aged, white Americans experienced a stunning rise in premature deaths due to alcoholism, suicide and drug abuse? Economists who have documented the dramatic decrease in life expectancy say an obvious place to look is the loss of work and economic status for the working class... Read More »