We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation

TED Blog, Thursday, September 27, 2018
A daring idea to reduce income inequality. Every newborn should enter the world with at least $25,000 in the bank. That is the basic premise of a “baby trust,” an idea conceived by economists Darrick Hamilton of The New School and William Darity of Duke University. Since 1980,... Read More »

Durham is facing an affordable housing crisis and Duke can do more to help, panelists say

Duke Chronicle, Thursday, September 27, 2018
As the ongoing affordable housing crisis in Durham continues to strain residents, experts called for local efforts to help improve the situation at a panel Tuesday.  Gentrification is a critical part of the ongoing housing crisis in Durham, panelists said.  “I define gentrification... Read More »


Duke Today, Thursday, September 27, 2018
Fuqua School of Business professor Gráinne M. Fitzsimons will chair a committee appointed by President Vincent E. Price to review and make recommendations on the proposal submitted by the Department of History to change of the name of the Carr Building on East Campus.  The... Read More »

Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?

JSTOR Daily, Thursday, September 27, 2018
The complexity of the contemporary economy means that policies for economic security are among the most significant decisions a state can make. Indeed, the largest and longest-lasting policy to emerge from the New Deal legislation during the Great Depression is dubbed Social Security, a state-... Read More »

7 Takeaways From Dr William Darity’s Discussion With Dr Glenn Loury On Wealth Inequality In Ethnic Groups

The World News, Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The way people think about racial inequality in the U.S. is fundamentally flawed, says William A. “Sandy” Darity. Much of that reasoning requires buying into a view that Black people are somehow dysfunctional. The evidence does not support that narrative. Much more accurate is the... Read More »

Duke is getting Koch money: That should worry you

Duke Chronicle, Monday, September 24, 2018
We are only a couple of weeks removed from Silent Sam coming down in Chapel Hill; it has been just over a year since Duke University removed the likeness of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Duke Chapel’s entrance; and the University’s history department is currently ... Read More »

Are Guaranteed Jobs in Everyone's Future?

Ozy, Monday, September 17, 2018
John Maynard Keynes famously advised governments to employ those without jobs to dig holes and fill them, if nothing else, because he believed that money in their hands would keep the engine of the economy running.  Today, Duke University’s William Darity offers a similar solution. He’s a... Read More »

A Job for Everyone? This 21st-Century Keynes Says It's Possible

Ozy, Monday, September 17, 2018
If there’s some future day when the federal government guarantees a quality job to everyone who wants one, an increasingly popular notion as we arrive at the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis, historians can trace the program back to a guy who plays the blues harmonica... Read More »

Meet the Recipients of the 40 for 40 Fellowship

Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Monday, September 17, 2018
One of the recipients of the 2018 APPAM 40 for 40 Fellowship is 2016 Duke Public Policy alumna Dr. Kristen Cooksey-Sowers.  Read the full article here. 

Racial Wealth Inequality in the US

Socialism or Your Money Back, Tuesday, September 11, 2018
More than 50 years ago, riots tore through many U.S. cities, prompting national scrutiny of the root causes. Yet a half-century later, says new research, a key contributor to the social upheaval of the 1960s remains under-explored: racial wealth inequality. Meanwhile, the racial wealth... Read More »