Thomas Piketty

American Prospect journalist Rachel M. Cohen, explains the surprising history of the Charter School movement. When teacher Union leadership backed charter experiments. How Charters started receiving anti Union money. Why Chicago is a pivotal city for unionizing charter schools. The policies that support Union organizing in charter schools. And the next steps for brining union […]
Suresh Naidu an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University explains the public image of economics, the false assumption that economics is right wing, inequality and the trade and technology myth, why income inequality increases, the political uses of the wealth tax, why inequality needs to be addressed globally, understanding the structure […]
Thomas Frank author of¬†The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism,¬†explains the main takeaways from Thomas Piketty’s book, what Piketty gets right and wrong, why the debate on inequality is over, the importance of the Estate Tax? Mad Men and the “conquest of cool”, punk rock and how punk rock […]
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 […]
Digby and Jonathan Cohn win Hillman Prizes, the Supreme Court sides with Michigan against Affirmative Action, the importance of the political process doctrine, the Supreme Court’s slow motion move against Affirmative Action, Tim Wise explains that whites have benefited from Affirmative Action throughout American history, legacy applicants, Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent, Robert’s absurd anti Affirmative Action […]