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Chile Is More Equal and More Prosperous Than Ever Thanks to Capitalism

Chile Is More Equal and More Prosperous Than Ever Thanks to Capitalism

Studies found younger generations have a more equitable income distribution than older generations. By Luis Alberto Ahumada Abrigo

The Chilean government is promising structural economic reforms under the premise that the current “neo-liberal model” is not creating adequate results and is contributing to rising inequality.

The government argues that change is necessary to ensure greater equality. Equality, a concept frequently praised by the political left, is prompting proponents of a statist system to advocate for the end of the current market-oriented one. However, there is little evidence to assert that Chile’s current economic model has deepened inequality. In fact, the free-market […]

WSSU Chancellor: Student success key to social, economic mobility

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Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson Winston-Salem State University Not all college rankings are created equal. Many national rankings reward universities for their selectivity or focus on metrics like reputation, recognizing universities that spend more money to game the system.

Over the years, universities like Winston-Salem State University, which serve a large number of minorities, low-income, and first generation students, were left out.

Fortunately, over the past decade, a few college rankings have emerged that evaluate the outcomes of universities, such as whether students find jobs after graduation or whether they move up economically.These rankings are far more important to me as Chancellor.For […]

Where the American Dream Lives and Dies


An intersection in Otero County, Ohio, which was hit hard during the recession. Rags-to-riches stories , like Benjamin Franklin’s , have always captured the American imagination. They feed the narrative of the American Dream—that from humble beginnings, a scrappy, hardworking person can become prosperous, and afford opportunities his or her parents did not have. Through booms and recessions, people have bought into this myth .

The problem is: The American Dream lives and dies at the local level. Harvard economist Raj Chetty has shown that conditions in our neighborhoods are really what shape our ability to escape poverty and determine […]

Income inequality in america essay

income inequality in america essay

The size of that wealth divide is sobering: the median African American household’s net worth is only $7,113, according to the Census Bureau, while the comparable figure for white households is $111,740.4 As we consider what it is going to take to close the wealth divide, it is useful first to understand and acknowledge the level of resources it took to create it in the first place.Before researching this project we came up with factors that we perceived to be major factors causing income inequality.According to this method coefficient varies between 0 and 100; while 0 represents complete equality […]

WSSU Chancellor: Student success key to social, economic mobility

ed-talks-horz2-01

Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson Winston-Salem State University Not all college rankings are created equal. Many national rankings reward universities for their selectivity or focus on metrics like reputation, recognizing universities that spend more money to game the system.

Over the years, universities like Winston-Salem State University, which serve a large number of minorities, low-income, and first generation students, were left out.

Fortunately, over the past decade, a few college rankings have emerged that evaluate the outcomes of universities, such as whether students find jobs after graduation or whether they move up economically.These rankings are far more important to me as Chancellor.For […]

Latinos Increasingly Confident in Personal Finances, See Better Economic Times Ahead

Hispanics more confident in personal finances than in 2008, see better economic times ahead

Yet many economic indicators show few gains for the community since the Great Recession Latinos have become considerably more upbeat about their personal finances and optimistic about their financial future since the Great Recession, according to newly released results from a national survey of Latino adults. The survey also shows that Latinos have pulled even with the general U.S. population in their views of their personal finances and continue to outpace them on optimism about the future. However, community economic indicators show limited progress since the Great Recession.

Four-in-ten Latinos say their personal finances are in “excellent” or “good” shape, […]

How Government Policy Promotes the Racial-Wealth Gap


Charles Krupa / AP There’s little disagreement about the fact that economic inequality is problematic. But arguments persist over its origins, solutions, and which economic gaps are ultimately the most pernicious.

In a his new book, Toxic Inequality : How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future , Tom Shapiro, a professor of law and sociology at Brandeis University, lays out how government policy and systemic racism has created vast gaps in wealth between white and black Americans. Shapiro and his colleagues followed 187 families from Boston, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. Half of […]

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