American workers are being chewed up by a rigged, unfair system designed to generate massive economic inequality

Sky Valley Chronicle, Monday, May 8, 2017
But imploring people to simply work harder ignores the fact that most jobs don’t pay enough to get ahead. The federal minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, isn’t enough to live on in any major city in the country. And half the jobs in the United States pay less than $15 an hour. Getting an education... Read More »

A Distributional Analysis of a Carbon Tax and Dividend in the United States

Political Economy Research Institute - University of Massachusetts Amherst, Thursday, May 4, 2017
A new working paper by Mark Paul, Postdoctoral Associate with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and Anders Fremstad, entitled "A Distributional Analysis of a Carbon Tax and Dividend in the United States," was featured as a part of the Political Economy Research... Read More »

What Will Kill Neoliberalism? A roundtable on its fate.

The Nation, Thursday, May 4, 2017
Massive global inequality underlies our era of economic and political unrest. The rise of nationalist, populist movements, and the faltering influence of the Davos class of free-trade advocates, have rendered neoliberalism an ideology without committed ideologues. So what will bring about the end... Read More »

Fighting An Unfair System

Floyd County Times, Thursday, May 4, 2017
Getting an education isn’t a guaranteed pathway out of poverty either. Consider, as New School professor Darrick Hamilton points out, that black college graduates only own about two-thirds the wealth of white high school dropouts. Creating a more fair and just economy will require solutions at... Read More »

How to make a carbon tax insanely popular

The Week, Thursday, May 4, 2017
"A lot of time people posit the environment against the poor, saying curtailing emissions will particularly hurt the poor," Paul [Postdoctoral Associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity] told The Week in an interview. "And they're right. But through proper policy design we can... Read More »

The fight for reparations can be a useful decoy in solving America’s racial wealth gap

The Undefeated, Tuesday, May 2, 2017
"William 'Sandy' Darity Jr., a Duke economics professor, and Darrick Hamilton, an economics professor at The New School in New York, came up with the idea for baby bonds. Each newborn child would be granted a bond, a federally funded trust fund of sorts. The poorest child would get, say, $... Read More »

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 »