Basic Income in a Just Society

Boston Review, Sunday, April 30, 2017
"Extensive job training and placement programs for unemployed workers would reduce the devastations associated with job losses. This should be coupled with a guarantee that the government will stand as employer of last resort, as William Darity and Darrick Hamilton have advocated. Classic WPA-style... Read More »

Must Read: Darrick Hamilton on Economists’ Moral Burden

Institute for Policy Studies, Friday, April 28, 2017
Economists need to stop pretending what they do rates as a neutral science and start recognizing the moral imperative for economic justice. The massive racial inequalities that exist in the United States, they also need to recognize, reflect systemic problems that demand systemic solutions, not... Read More »

Watch the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit Live Here

Center for Global Policy Solutions, Thursday, April 27, 2017
Watch the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit Live here. The 2017 Future of Wealth Summit schedule of events can be accessed here. Organized by the Center for Global Policy Solutions, this three-day summit will address pathways to greater economic opportunity through the lens of “Technology,... Read More »

Duke Junior Ashlyn Nuckols Named 2017 Beinecke Scholar

Duke Today, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Duke University junior Ashlyn Nuckols is among 20 students nationwide selected as 2017 Beinecke Scholars. The Beinecke Scholarship supports students of exceptional promise as they attend the graduate school of their choice. Beinecke recipients receive $4,000 in their senior year of undergraduate... Read More »

C-SPAN Coverage of Reflections on Inequality Conference: Slavery, Indentured Servitude, and Race

C-SPAN, Friday, April 21, 2017
Professor Gunther Peck, Associate Professor of History and Public Policy Studies at Duke University, talked about the complex history of slavery, indentured servitude, and the concept of race during his keynote address entitled: "Race Traffic: Historicizing the Origins of White Racial Victimhood."... Read More »

A Better Understanding of Wealth Inequality in the United States

Global Policy TV, Friday, April 21, 2017
Dr. Darity will receive an award for his work at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit. It is vital in improving our understanding of wealth inequality in the United States — both racial and overall wealth inequality — that we recognize (by measuring the direct effect of inheritances and gifts... Read More »

2017 Future of Wealth Summit Starts Wednesday

Times Union, Thursday, April 20, 2017
“The 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change” will be hosted by the Center for Global Policy Solutions on April 26-28, 2017. Nearly three dozen diverse experts will discuss how technology can foster convenient access to critical information and services without... Read More »

Study: It’s Racist to Teach Students Financial Literacy

Independent Women’s Forum, Thursday, April 20, 2017
The paper, written by Duke’s William A. Darity and the New School’s Darrick Hamilton, argues that financial-literacy courses presume that the problem is simply that students of color lack of financial responsibility or financial knowledge. “The problem with this language is the implicit notion... Read More »

Does Financial Literacy Betray Racial Bias?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Thursday, April 20, 2017
"The problem with this language is the implicit notion that the racial wealth gap is a matter of financial literacy, choice, and agency, as opposed to inheritance and structure," write Darrick Hamilton, an associate professor of economics and urban policy at the New School, and William A. Darity Jr... Read More »

Small farms, smaller plots: land size, fragmentation, and productivity in Ethiopia

The Journal of Peasant Studies, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A new article published today in the Journal of Peasant Studies by Mark Paul, a postdoctoral associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji entitled "Small farms, smaller plots: land size, fragmentation, and productivity in Ethiopia" explores the relationship... Read More »