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Why Economists Need the Arts

Engaging in music, literature and the arts is essential for understanding context and human behavior—which economists so often miss Watch the video

How to Resist Trump’s “Toxic To-Do List”

Naomi Klein discusses her new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. “There is a toxic to do list on the Trump agenda, and it will rear its head at the first large-scale crisis,” says Klein.  Watch the video

Membership Theory of Inequality

A transition from the conventional policy of “redistributing income” to “redistributing membership”, could promote economic integration across communities and intergenerational mobility. Watch the video

Cook: Racist Violence and Economic Activity

Riots, lynchings and other forms of violence dramatically disproportionate impact on the lives and prospects of African inventors. That’s just one indicator, says Professor Lisa Cook, of the profound impact of racial violence on the economic structure Watch the video

The Burden of Race Discrimination is Heaviest Where it Intersects with Gender

Professor Marlene Kim provided a riveting picture, via her personal family history of the exploitation of the Asian-American working-class in California. She challenged the invisibility of Asian-Americans in discussions of race in America, and also focused on the double burden of discrimination borne by women of color. Watch the video

‘Stratification’ Theory Tackles the Racial Blindspots of Orthodox Economics

Economist Darrick Hamilton and Institute President Rob Johnson discuss “stratification economics”, which addresses the failure of orthodox economics to see, explain and point to remedies for persistent racial inequality. Watch the video