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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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How slavery shaped the market economy and abolitionism gave rise to ideals of human rights?

For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world, but study of slavery as a pivotal force in western ascendancy and dominance is still mostly neglected. In The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights, … Continue reading

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Racism is more than individual prejudice. It’s about power, capitalism and class struggle

Racism is about more than individual prejudice. It relies on the interests of those who have the real power in society and the economy, and use every possible means to hold onto it. It’s about capitalism and class struggle. This … Continue reading

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Political economy of Ebola — one picture and two articles

— “Drug companies’ refusal to invest in research [of Ebola] and the conditions on the ground created by neoliberal policies that exacerbate and even encourage outbreaks goes unmentioned. […] Ebola is a problem that is not being solved because there is almost … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King: “All Labor Has Dignity”

“We need an economic bill of rights. This would guarantee a job to all people who want to work and are able to work. It would also guarantee an income for all who are not able to work.” (Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Social Inequality in a Global Age

Scott R. Sernau’s Social Inequality in a Global Age provides a sociological framework for analyzing inequality within the American society as well as analyzing the relationship between global stratification systems and internal  inequality. Incorporating a great balance between theory and … Continue reading

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