income inequality

Cultivating equality

Even if increased equity were to involve a slightly smaller pie, the resulting social order may be preferred. When poverty declines, the social costs of poverty fall, and despair is replaced by hope.
April 7, 2016

If you ask socially dominant students at any major university in the U.S., they will know a story about a young woman who has been rated for her various "abilities" by members of a sporting team on campus. The ratings usually function semiprivately and circulate among the men. Meanwhile, a different little scandal is brewing here at Duke, over another set of numbers that also usually circulate semiprivately among men.
October 12, 2010