Adversity

The Economics of COVID-19 and racial disparity

If income inequality is getting worse, then the economy cannot be getting better because more people are worse off. Of course, this only matters if one is concerned with the lived experiences of real people in the real economy. Perhaps the stock market is (was) getting better and the very rich continue to get richer, […]

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From Vox.com: Coronavirus is not just a tragedy. It’s an opportunity to build a better world.

“Coronavirus is a great moral drama taking place before our eyes. And the script has not yet been written.” By Roge Karma  Apr 10, 2020, 7:30am EDT What are the social conditions that made us vulnerable to coronavirus?” Frank Snowden “We’ve created a different kind of world — the world of globalization. That’s very different from the age […]

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After the Storm in Trump’s America

What will the victims of Hurricane Harvey have to look forward to after the storm? Will they have health care?  Will they have rental assistance?  Will they have extended unemployment insurance?  Will homeless shelters have enough beds?  Will Food Stamps and school lunches be available? Maybe.  But, perhaps not. There was a time when our […]

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Disappearing

A few weeks ago Washington, D.C.’s African-American community was suffering the collective pain of at an alarming, seemingly unprecedented increase in the number of young black girls reported as missing.  No Amber Alerts, no news features on television; nothing. D.C. police insisted that the rate missing black children had not increased. However, their statistics did not stem the […]

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