Black Voice News, Friday, August 10, 2018
In June of 1968, novelist, essayist and one of American society’s most insightful critics, James Baldwin, appeared on the The Dick Cavett Show.  With him were a slate of other guests, including Yale Sterling Professor of Philosophy, Paul Weiss.  Weiss, who made his... Read More »

Can the U.S. Afford a Guaranteed Jobs Program?

Filthy Lucre, Tuesday, August 7, 2018
For a long time, the idea of a government-endorsed guaranteed job program has been pushed by some politicians, particularly those who are more liberal-leaning.  One of the most prominent supporters of the program has been Senator Bernie Sanders.  The debate regarding the guaranteed job... Read More »

America might be ready for democratic socialism. It’s not ready for the bill.

Vox, Tuesday, August 7, 2018
From that baseline, Sanders has proposed a Social Security expansion, including higher cost-of-living adjustments and higher minimum benefit levels, that the liberal Tax Policy Center estimates will cost $188 billion over the next decade.  The Tax Policy Center also scores... Read More »

Discriminatory penalties at the intersection of race and gender in the United States

Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Race and gender disparities in wages are a relentless and troubling feature of U.S. labor markets. Economists have investigated the gender wage gap and racial wage gap for more than half a century, yet most empirical research still considers these two types of wage gaps in relative isolation,... Read More »

Ground reality: Mapping urban slums

Forbes India, Tuesday, July 31, 2018
All the while, official data has underestimated the number of, and the economic value laden in, slums, suggest two recent studies based on machine learning algorithms and satellite imagery. The reports—jointly prepared by Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, impact investment firm... Read More »

Kirwan Institute Leadership Announcement

Ohio State University, Friday, July 27, 2018
Dear Colleagues, I write to announce that Darrick Hamilton, PhD, has accepted our offer to serve as the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective January 1, 2019. Dr. Hamilton is... Read More »

President Trump Wants a Dovish Fed Chair. He Fired Her

Bloomberg, Thursday, July 26, 2018
On What’d You Miss this Week, Joe Wiesenthal, Scarlet Fu and Julie Hyman spoke with Greg Valliere, Horizon Investments Chief Global Strategist, about the feud that he has been warning for months was inevitable: President Trump versus the Federal Reserve. Valliere stressed that for him this is not a... Read More »

Program Helps Durham Students Hone Writing, Research, Presentation Skills

Duke Today, Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Were America’s Japanese-American internment camps considered a military necessity or a product of racial bias? Middle and high school students from Durham Public Schools puzzled over the answer last week as they discussed immigration and its history in America during a session at the Hank... Read More »

Making a Federal Jobs Guarantee Work

Bloomberg, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Professor Darity discusses his job guarantee program with Joe Weisenthal on Bloomberg.  See full video here. 

With drones and satellites, India gets to know its slums

Reuters, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
About a third of the world’s urban population lives in informal settlements, according to United Nations data.  These settlements may account for 30 percent to 60 percent of housing in cities, yet they are generally undercounted, resulting in a lack of essential services, which can... Read More »