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Flyover: What's the American job worth?

MPR News (National Public Radio), Monday, February 12, 2018
As bids pour in to host Amazon's second headquarters, so do the promises of huge tax breaks. At least 118 cities across the country want Amazon HQ2 and all the jobs it'd bring, reports The Seattle Times, the retail giant's hometown newspaper, and nearly 30 of those cities are offering tax breaks of... Read More »

What is gentrification, and why does it matter anyway?

The Herald Sun, Thursday, February 8, 2018
We are starting our staff education this week with a visit from Norton and Tia Hall, who are part of Bull City 150: Reckoning with Durham’s Past to Build a More Equitable Future, a project of the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke. They’ll... Read More »

2018 Leader: William Darity Jr.

The Chronicle, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
William Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook professor of public policy, is known for his work on inequality. He was recognized by Politico in 2017 as one of the top 50 political thinkers for his proposal to create a federal job guarantee for anyone above 18 years of age to reduce involuntary... Read More »

Eighteen people you need to know at Duke University

The Chronicle, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    Submitted by readers and divided among three categories—pioneers, leaders and icons—our selections are all individuals or groups defining what it means to be a member of the Duke community in 2018. To read more about The Chronicle 18, click here.

A trust fund for every American child

Newsday, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
In 2015, more than half of American households had spent more than they earned or had zero savings. For households with incomes less than $40,000 a year, 68 percent spent more than or the equivalent of their incomes. That proportion fell to 44 percent for households with incomes from $40,000 to $... Read More »

Trump immigration plan could keep whites in U.S. majority for up to five more years

The Washington Post, Tuesday, February 6, 2018
One of the biggest unknowns is how long new immigrants will identify as racial minorities. Some academics, as Duke professor William Darity Jr. wrote in the American Prospect, argue that many Latino immigrants “identify less as Hispanic and more as non-Hispanic white” the longer they stay in the... Read More »

Milano and NSSR’s Darrick Hamilton is Confronting Inequality with Economics

The New School News, Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The first week of 2018 was a busy one for Darrick Hamilton, one of the country’s leading stratification economists. At the start of the new year, he traveled to the American Economic Association conference in Philadelphia to make a presentation on baby bond accounts, his novel idea to provide small... Read More »

Racial Wealth Inequalities

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Monday, February 5, 2018
Data from local implementation of the NASCC survey resulted in The Color of Wealth in Boston report, an in-depth study on racial wealth inequality. More details about the NASCC survey methodology can be found in the Color of Wealth report page. As a follow-up to the report, the Boston Fed convened... Read More »

Why Black Banks Need Policy Support, Not Just Deposits

Next City, Friday, February 2, 2018
“I always start by raising the question as to whether or not the racial wealth gap can be closed by autonomous actions by black Americans,” says William “Sandy” Darity Jr., principal investigator for the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color project, based the Duke University Samuel... Read More »

A true picture of US black jobless figures

BBC News, Friday, February 2, 2018
"The decline has occurred in the unemployment rates for everyone," says William Darity, a public policy professor at Duke University. "That's the big problem I have using this as some kind of signal of an event to be celebrated." Read the full article here.

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