economic inequality

Cathy O’Neil, author of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, explains how data can be bias. Who Defines success and algorithms. Big data hype and being “beyond morals”. Data and the war on teachers. Targeting teachers through data. Data-driven models to predictive policing and sentencing. The myth that numbers don’t mislead and […]
Blogger and 2014 Hillman Prize winner Digby (Heather Parton) explains what she will say in her Hillman address, her writing on economic and social justice, how progressives put pressure on the Democratic Party, fighting conventional wisdom on cutting the social safety net, inequality and structural problems in politics, the self replicating nature of inequality, the […]
Princeton Professor Martin Gilens explains how public policy in America have been distorted by income inequality, the shocking lack of influence middle class and poor Americans have in public policy, how this undermines government regulation and fighting poverty, will campaign finance reform help restore American democracy?The real reasons Americans hate welfare, race and welfare and […]
Noted economist and author James K. Galbraith on rise of inequality in America,  the financialization of our system, its inherent instability