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Inequality — The Reality in Two Push Alerts

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Cross-Class Encounters, Social Capital and Moral Judgments at an Elite College

“The sociology of education is a chapter, and not a minor one at that, in the sociology of knowledge and the sociology of power…  [Given that] the structure of social space as observed in advanced societies is the product of … Continue reading

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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 disgracefully true… See also: “I don’t see any income inequality!” “Me neither!” *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr / Reddit

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Unpaid Labor and the Neoliberal Myth of Meritocracy

Several months ago, a British columnist James Bloodworth published his first book The Myth of Meritocracy: Why Working-Class Kids Still Get Working Class Jobs. The main thesis of the book is precisely reflected in its title: it discusses the neoliberal false … Continue reading

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Income Inequality

“I don’t see any income inequality!” “Me neither!” (A cartoon by Signe Wilkinson) *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community through Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Reddit / Tumblr

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Goldman Sachs banker: “We have to accept that inequality is a way of achieving greater opportunity and prosperity for all”

Defending huge bonuses in banking industry on a panel on ethics, Lord Brian Griffiths (Vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs bank and a adviser to Margaret Thatcher) proudly said: “We have to accept that inequality is a way of achieving greater opportunity and … Continue reading

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When public good exchanged to private gain: neoliberalism, higher education and social inequality

Public higher education has a long history, with its growth associated with mass higher education and the extension of a social right to education from secondary schooling to university education. Following the rise in student numbers since the 1970s, the … Continue reading

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Unemployment kills: 1 in 5 suicides is associated with unemployment

Numerous studies have demonstrated that there is a relationship between unemployment and poor health and that (the threat of) losing a job and prolonged unemployment can constitute a serious situation for those affected as well as their relatives. Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Debt Matters: Inequality and Foregone Medical Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”- Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars have long observed disparities in health, health behaviors and stress by socioeconomic position. But there is a limited understanding of … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

While women’s engagement and outcomes in the labour market have progressed, the work they do and the remuneration they receive does not reflect personal qualifications relative to men. Why? Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK  provides an extensive … Continue reading

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