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Blog # 55c – The Blocked Questions on Inequality.


Blog # 55c – The Blocked Questions on Inequality. [Blog #55a has tried, in outline form, to explain the existence of inequality in the U.S.A.] [Blog #55b has asked mores specifically how that inequality came about and why it is … Continue reading

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Blog #55b – Why Does Inequality Have Popular Support?


Blog #55b – Why Does Inequality Have Popular Support? The Agents of Inequality The Agents of InequalityThe Processes of Inequality: Exploitation, Dispossession, Incorporation I have argue here and elsewhere[1] that Social inequality is caused, not by any technical developments or … Continue reading

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Blog #55a – Why is there Inequality? It’s no Mystery


Blog #55a – Why is there Inequality in the U.S.A.? An Answer in 22 and 7 words. Piketty showed, in 648 pages, that inequality is increasing long-term. It continued in the short term: In 2009, figures were: average net worth, … Continue reading

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Blog #49 Picketty, Leonhardt, and Market Economics


  Blog #49 draft Picketty, Leonhardt, and Market Economics David Leonhardt writes: “What is it about market economies that typically causes the assets and incomes of the rich to rise more rapidly than those of everyone else?”[1] Picketty’s First Law … Continue reading

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Blog #44 – Poverty or Inequality: What’s the Problem?


Poverty or Inequality: What’s the Problem? The language in the slogans used to address what most see as the basic social problem in the United States varies significantly. The key terms run from “war on poverty” to “ladders of opportunity” … Continue reading

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Blog #43 – Who Lost the War on Poverty, and Who Won It?


Blog #43 – Who Lost the War on Poverty, and Who Won It? Odd, in all the discussion of whether “we” lost the war on “poverty,” the question of who the combatants were or are quite escapes notice. Presumably, if … Continue reading

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Blog #38 – Community Land Trusts: Empty, Moderate, and Full-bodied.


Community Land Trusts – Empty, Moderate, or Full-bodied? Community land trusts,[1] as a legal form of ownership of land, can come in three different forms: empty – available to any group for any purpose; moderate – to deal with serious … Continue reading

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