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INEQUALITY Topic Ratings
Perspectives on INEQUALITY
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  • American investigative journalist known for her coverage of civil rights in the United States.
  • Curated, American proponent of sustainability and a critic of consumerism. In 2014, she became the...
  • (Curated) Gordon Gekko is a composite character in the 1987 film Wall Street and its 2010 sequel Wal...
  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and phi...
  • Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow (em...
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  • SolveCasters
    We've seen that the COVID-19 epidemic or pandemic has especially affected them some of the most vulnerable populations. So homeless populations and criminal justice populations, especially. And these are also populations that are more predisposed to deal with substance abuse issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has just exacerbated a lot of the underlying conditions of the opioid epidemic.
  • SolveCasters
    In Amazon's case, it trained the software on ten years of resumes it had collected. Most came from men, and so the software learned that it should focus on finding men for positions.
  • SolveCasters
    In other words, all regulations carry costs and benefits that aren’t necessarily equally distributed between the rich and poor. This is true regardless of whether a given regulation is well-intended or part of a rent-seeking effort by lobbyists.
  • SolveCasters
    When we doubled our minimum wage to $70k, we didn't raise fees 1 cent on our small-business customers. How? I slashed my CEO pay, we saved big on costs like turnover/training and our happy employees drove in more business. A higher minimum wage can work without higher prices.
  • Richard Rothstein
    While African-American incomes are about 60% on average family incomes of white family incomes, African-American wealth is only 5% of white wealth and that enormous disparity between a 60% income ratio and a 5% wealth ratio is almost entirely attributable to unconstitutional federal housing policy practice in the mid 20th century by the federal government.
  • Richard Rothstein
    Middle-class families bought homes in those, uh, federally subsidized subdivisions gained over the next couple of generations. From the appreciation and the value of their homes. They use that to send their children to college. They use it to take care of medical emergency perhaps, or a temporary unemployment. 
 They use it for their own retirements and they use it to for wealth, to their children and grandchildren who then had down payments for their own homes.
  • SolveCasters
    The majority of these vacant lots in the city are concentrated in black and brown communities that have been also happened to be low income. That also are already underserved in respect to high quality public spaces and not have all of these vacant lots that are overgrown and unmaintained that are negatively affecting their quality of life as far as you know, beautification of their community, property values and things like that. And so not only is there an absence of a surplus of green spaces, there's an active element working against even just existing in a beautiful place for which to recreate. And so for us, that's an opportunity to correct.
  • SolveCasters
    Of course, huge differences between office work and factory work are, well, as old as offices and factories. But the disparity was only amplified by the pandemic. And not just at auto plants. "Retail workers, hospitality workers, front-line workers — those who are traditionally the most vulnerable have suffered the most," says Zara Ingilizian, the head of consumer industries at the World Economic Forum. She says there are ways to address this inequity, from making workplaces safer to giving workers more training and opportunities for career growth.