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Posts from July 2018

Can Worker Co-ops Reduce Inequality?

Author, Gaelan Ash (MPP '19). You can reach him at gaelan.ash@gmail.com Derided as utopian in the 19th century, the co-operative movement is experiencing a modern renaissance, popping up in low-income communities to address bread and butter issues like income inequality and economic exclusion. For Taye McGee,… More

Muna Idow’s 2018 MPA Graduation Speech

“Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished members of faculty, staff members, families, and fellow graduates. Good morning. On behalf of the graduating class of 2018 I would like to say welcome and thank you for celebrating this special day with us as we begin this exciting and exuberant post-graduation chapter. … More

Unequal Political Voice in the New American Gilded Age

by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Henry Brady and Sidney Verba

In the latest contribution to the Democracy Papers, Kay Schlozman, Henry Brady, and Sidney Verba give an authoritative overview of inequalities of political voice in the United States. Drawing on their recently published book, Unequal and Unrepresented: Political Inequality and the People’s Voice i… More

Warming climate will likely boost suicide rates worldwide

As global temperatures rise because of climate change, suicide rates are likely to rise as well, according to a new analysis by Stanford University and UC Berkeley researchers. The study, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, concluded that projected temperature increases over the next few de… More