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Sep 13 2016
While growing income inequality is a real phenomenon, a misdiagnosis of its causes and consequences leads to policies that slow growth and ultimately weaken America. Ignoring the true sources of rising inequality — namely trade, trade deficits, and immigration in an economy constrained by properly trained talent and its capacity to take entrepreneurial risk — and blaming high-wage earners
Mar 16 2021
The United States is characterized by a persistent geography of racial and economic injustice, in which people of color and low-income people are concentrated in underinvested neighborhoods and systematically isolated from the resources, amenities, and opportunities needed to thrive. COVID-19 has magnified the harms of this enduring intersection between race, poverty, and place—literallyBrookings Institution
Jun 15 2022
One of the remarkable things about the global economic order since World War II has been the flexibility of governments in responding to serious crises. From stagflation and the collapse of the Bretton Woods currency regime in the 1970s to the Asian financial crisis of the 1990s to the global financial crisis in this century, the world’s major economies have proven surprisingly adept atForeign Policy
Jul 15 2022
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) won’t support provisions in Democrats’ proposed economic legislation that would allocate spending toward climate change or increase taxes for the wealthy.
The announcement, following months of negotiations, deals a blow to Democrats as they attempt to advance a key part of their agenda before the midterm elections in November when their majorities in Congress areWashington Examiner
Aug 14 2020
It is understandably tempting to drop all the blame for America’s catastrophic response to COVID-19 on the big desk in the Oval Office. But there’s more to the story than epic incompetence, grift and delusion at the highest levels of government. The stark divide in the level of health care from testing to treatment is divided by wealth and the legacy of systemic racism.
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Jun 14 2022
Most Americans do not think that Black people are any more likely to be affected by pollution than white people, despite significant evidence that racism is a root cause of environmental injustice in the United States, a survey has found.
Numerous research papers over the years have shown that people of colour and poor people are significantly more likely to live in areas of highNature.com
May 23 2022
President Biden has enlisted a dozen Asia-Pacific nations to join a new loosely defined economic bloc meant to counter China’s dominance and reassert American influence in the region five years after his predecessor withdrew the United States from a sweeping trade accord that it had negotiated itself.
The alliance will bring the United States together with such regional powerhouses asNew York Times (News)
Jul 14 2022
The outlook for the global economy has “darkened significantly” in recent months, the head of the IMF has warned, and the world faces an increasing risk of recession in the next 12 months.
The commodity price shock from the war in Ukraine had exacerbated the cost-of-living crisis for hundreds of millions of people, Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday, and it was “only getting worseThe Guardian
Jul 25 2022
A National Association of Business Economics (NABE) survey for July 2022 shows the U.S. economy is slowly moving but is struggling to gain traction as the coronavirus pandemic teases a resurgence.
While nearly half of the respondents reported rising sales for the second quarter of 2022, the figure is a 14-point drop from those who reported rising sales in April 2022.
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Aug 06 2020
Historically, conservative political parties face the problem Harvard political scientist Daniel Ziblatt calls “the conservative dilemma.” How does a party that represents the interests of moneyed elites win elections in a democracy? The dilemma sharpens as inequality widens: The more the haves have, the more have-nots there are who will vote to tax them.
This is not mere ivory-towerVox