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Cities can make decisions. Cities can set their own priorities. Cities can resist the self-interested categories of those with extraordinary wealth.
Scarcity lays the foundation for thinking differently about poverty.
Glenn C. Loury
Thinking harder about how inequality is growing
Claude S. Fischer
The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.
A new study reveals what has been going on from an increasingly commonplace viewpoint: that of parents and grown-up children who are living together.
This week The Economist features a piece that details the intensifying economic problems of
Jonathan Katz has written the book about the Haitian earthquake. How does he contextualize the tragedy in the country's history?
Big-time development economists are missing something.
The modern foundation is an institutional oddity in a democracy. A democratic society is committed to the equality of citizens, but foundations are the voice of plutocracy.
Emmanuel Saez and David Grusky discuss why taxation, though a blunt instrument, might be the best available solution.
David B. Grusky, Emmanuel Saez
Managing Editor Simon Waxman interviews Jina Moore about how she reports and writes about poverty.
Simon Waxman, Jina Moore
Pushing for Fair Public Transit
Amy B. Dean
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