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Elite Men and Inequality in the Hedge Fund Industry

by Megan Tobias Neely* “I’m sorry, but so and so’s brother needed to get hired. Shit happens,” Karen recounted, with resignation, a time her boss denied her a promotion. Karen is a white woman who works at a hedge fund, a … Continue reading

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What is’t to us if taxes rise or fall? Thanks to our fortune, we pay none at all

The 18th-century English poet and satirist Charles Churchill wrote the following witty and sharp words, jeering and criticizing the aristocracy and the establishment of his time. The cit, a common-councilman by place, Ten thousand mighty nothings in his face, By situation … Continue reading

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Inequality — The Reality in Two Push Alerts

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BREAKING NEWS from Davos: 2500 people controlling the world economy got out of their limos and recalled the “problem of inequality”

It would be funny if it wasn’t shamefully true… See also: “I don’t see any income inequality!” “Me neither!”  and Goldman Sachs banker: “We have to accept that inequality is a way of achieving greater opportunity and prosperity for all” *** Join the … Continue reading

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Corporate‬ density is especially potent for the growth of ‪elite‬-oriented nonprofits—but not social welfare nonprofits—when local networks and cultural norms support elite mobilization

In “Golfing Alone? Corporations, Elites, and Nonprofit Growth in 100 American Communities” (open access) Christopher Marquis, Gerald F. Davis & Mary Ann Glynn examine the link between corporations and community by showing how corporate density interacts with the local social … Continue reading

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The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent

The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent by Alasdair Roberts explains how governments learned to unleash market forces while also avoiding protest about the market’s failures.  The US has just gone through the worst economic crisis in a generation. Why … Continue reading

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States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

In his pioneering book States of Credit, David Stasavage investigates two core aspects of European state formation during the medieval and early modern eras: the development of representative institutions and a system of public credit. Stasavage sought to explain why the latter developed … Continue reading

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