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America Has Replaced Capitalism With Cronyism

Trump has adopted a narrative that the coronavirus stimulus is about protecting the most vulnerable, but it’s about buttressing the …

The Equality Conundrum

The complexities of egalitarianism are especially frustrating because inequalities are so easy to grasp. C.E.O.s, on average, make …

Foreign Minister Demands Equal Opportunity For African Women, Children

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has indicated the need for African leaders to provide …

The Threat of Inequality of Opportunity

There are clashing views on the relationship between income inequality and growth. Some have pointed to at least some measure of …

Poverty and equality of opportunity: three pictures to motivate policy for social mobility

Read my comments presented to the Public Economics Forum on “Intergenerationally Disadvantaged: Newest Evidence and What it Means for …

The reality of income inequality in America

In a political auction for seductive but unachievable outcomes at someone else’s expense, socialist and progressive politicians …

What's the Point of Equal Opportunity for Education?

Many discussions of equal opportunity focus on equal opportunity for education. This focus is even more emphasized in policy …

Life Expectancy: A New Wrinkle for Equal Opportunity Policy

Are differences in life expectancy something we ought to account for in equal opportunity policies? Although this is not often …

Two Kinds of Equal Opportunity Outcomes

Robinson, Azerrad, and Matthews have each argued that equality of opportunity would represent a “dystopian, totalitarian nightmare” and …

The Economist Who Would Fix the American Dream

The work that has brought Chetty such fame is an echo of his family’s history. He has pioneered an approach that uses newly available …