By the Numbers: How Gaping Disparities in Wealth Fuel a Generational Cycle of Inequality

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Florida Political Review

Darrick Hamilton, a professor of economics at the New School and associate director of the Cook Center, argues that “wealthier families are better positioned to afford elite education, access capital to start a business, finance expensive medical procedures, reside in higher-amenity neighborhoods, exert political influence through campaign contributions, purchase better legal representation, leave a bequest, and withstand financial hardship resulting from an emergency.”

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