Category Archives: Inequality

Employment And Technological

It seems to me…. “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.”  ~ Alvin Toffler.[1] A discomforting pattern taking shape across the U.S. economy is that despite all the shiny new high-tech businesses, the vast … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

It seems to me…. “’Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean that all lives do not matter, rather it is a cry for equal treatment in the greater circle of justice for all Americans.”  ~ Wayne Messam[1]. The U.S. – and in … Continue reading

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Pandemic Opportunities

It seems to me…. “It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good.”  ~ Proverb[1]. All of us have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It still remains considerably premature to predict what long-term effects will result though … Continue reading

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Social Welfare Under Stress

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability InsuranceIt seems to me…. “The stabilizing influence of the modern social welfare state emerged only after World War II, nearly 200 years on from the 18th-century beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.”  ~ Moshe Vardi[1]. Welfare is … Continue reading

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Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

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Universal Basic Income

It seems to me…. “A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.” ~ Bertrand Russell[1]. In the U.S. and some other nations; e.g., Finland, Netherlands, Kenya, and Canada (and in Alaska); … Continue reading

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Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.” … Continue reading

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Challenges Of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Economic inequality is a corrosive force that undermines economic growth, puts a brake on the fight against poverty, and sparks social unrest.” ~ Winnie Byanyima[1]. While limited societal inequality is necessary to serve as an incentive … Continue reading

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Worsening Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and … Continue reading

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Higher Education Benefits

It seems to me…. “Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations.” ~ Ron Lewis[1]. Many U.S. schools and universities, which at one time were considered to be the best in … Continue reading

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