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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. 

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 »

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 »

Racial Wealth Inequality Overlooked as Cause of Urban Unrest, Study Says

Duke Today, Monday, September 10, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. – 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... Read More »

Duke must look at past, present, future before deciding to rename Carr building

WRAL, Wednesday, September 5, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. — Students and supporters rallied on the Duke University campus Wednesday, pushing the administration to change the name of the Carr building. The Carr building, which is home to the history department, is named for Julian Carr, who fought for the Confederacy and gave a fiery... Read More »

Should there be reparations for African Americans? Scholars tackle the topic at Monday panel

Duke Chronicle, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Reparations for African Americans are crucial to fight white supremacy and compensate for slavery's consequences, scholars said at a town hall forum Monday, but they aren't enough. Racial inequality and discrimination are so engrained in diverse aspects of the American society that no single... Read More »

Union Membership Narrows the Racial Wealth Gap for Families of Color

Center for American Progress, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Wealth is critical to families’ immediate and long-term economic well-being. It helps families pay their bills if their income drops due to unforeseen events such as a layoff or medical emergency. It also allows them to invest in their future by sending their children to college; moving to a... Read More »

'Don’t want to let schools off the hook': Considering reparations in higher education

Duke Chronicle, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
For all African Americans whose enslaved ancestors never received their 40 acres and a mule, six professors agreed that the United States needs to pay up.  The department for African and African American Studies hosted its first town hall forum of the year titled “Reparations Now? Looking... Read More »

Duke debates reparations for slavery as Confederate controversies continue

ABC 11 News, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
DURHAM, NC (WTVD) --  In the audience and on stage at Duke Monday night sat African-American students, scholars and everyday residents whose ancestors never received their 40 acres and a mule. It was the 19th-century federally ordered reparation for slavery; A way for newly-... Read More »

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