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Why a 'federal jobs guarantee' is gaining steam with Democrats

CNN, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Research published for the Center on Budget Policy Priorities by William Darity Jr., a professor of public policy at Duke University, New School economist Darrick Hamilton and Duke postdoctoral associate Mark Paul has been influential in shaping both the Sanders and Booker plans. In an... Read More »

How Guaranteeing Jobs Became The Hot New Policy Priority For 2020 Dems

The Daily Beast, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Darrick Hamilton, professor of economics and urban policy at The New School is one of those academics. He has published work alongside Mark Paul and Dr. William Darity Jr., both of Duke University, arguing for a federal jobs guarantee, analyzing the racial wealth gap and discussing policies to... Read More »

Why the Cause of Full Employment Is Back from the Dead

The American Prospect, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
In this kind of economic climate, it should come as no surprise that full employment is coming back. In the Winter 2018 issue of the Prospect, Mark Paul, William Darity Jr., and Darrick Hamilton made the case for the policy and laid out some specifics of what such a program could look like.... Read More »

Meet the Researcher Dispelling Old Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap

Pacific Standard, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
In 2016, the average white family in America held about $919,000 of wealth. The average black family, by contrast, held just $140,000; the average Hispanic family held only $192,000. What's worse, this disparity has remained essentially unchanged since the early 1960s. In a report... Read More »

Bernie Sanders has conquered the Democratic Party

The Week, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
But the most interesting policy here is a federal job guarantee. This would be a public option for work, offering employment with a living wage and benefits to anyone who wants it. The idea goes back at least as far as the Civil Rights movement. Stephanie Kelton, one of Sanders' key economic... Read More »

Economist William "Sandy" Darity at Joint Center’s “Black Communities” Future of Work Session

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Development, Monday, April 23, 2018
Today I led a “future of work” workshop at “Black Communities:  A Conference for Collaboration,” a gathering of Black scholars and activists from around the globe in Durham, NC. I was incredibly excited that Dr. William “Sandy” Darity--one of the world’s top Black economists--joined us and... Read More »

How to Reduce the Black-White Wealth Gap

Bloomberg View, Monday, April 23, 2018
Even if black people earn a college or advanced degree, get a full-time job and own a home, they’re likely to have far fewer assets than their white counterparts. The authors also address a second trope -- the idea that black Americans are less wealthy because they’re less frugal. Musician Kanye... Read More »

Does Homeownership Really 'Drive' the Black-White Wealth Gap?

City Lab, Friday, April 20, 2018
According to a new paper from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University: Not really. In this report, authors William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton, Mark Paul, Alan Aja, Anne Price, Antonio Moore, and Caterina Chiopris set out to debunk a number of myths about this racial... Read More »

No, Personal Responsibility Won’t Solve Inequality: New Study Dispels Common Myths Behind Racial Wealth Gap

The Root, Friday, April 20, 2018
Much has been reported about the racial wealth gap—but much is still misunderstood. A new report on the wealth gap focuses on the stubborn, pervasive myths that inform people’s understanding of America’s racial wealth disparity—and points readers in the direction of real solutions. The report, “... Read More »

Is It Actually Possible To Close The Racial Wealth Gap?

Black News Zone, Friday, April 20, 2018
It’s long been debated how the racial wealth gap will finally be closed. But according to Los Angeles-based attorney Antonio Moore, one of the producers of the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Freeway: Crack in the System,” experts are approaching the problem from the wrong angles. Moore’s response... Read More »

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