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Inequality

Paying the Price: How the High Cost of College Impacts Students and Families

Here’s an episode from the “No Jargon” podcast that discusses the difficulty many students are having paying for their college education and how this impacts them and their families.  It also grapples with the prospects of realizing the American Dream when the surest path to upward mobility is prohibitively expensive. …

America’s Never-Ending War on Drugs

One of the most valuable sources of news and analysis I’ve found in recent years is a program called “On The Media”.  …

Hairstyles of the Rich and Not So Famous: Peeking into the World of the Wealthy

Few of us in the bottom 90 percent get to see, much less interact with, the 3 million members of the top …

Donald Trump – and his supporters – should be careful when proposing that we target a group for persecution.  Who knows, morons could be next. #dumptrump → December 8, 2015

$100 Million for two boxers to pummel each other for our amusement.  Somehow the same system cannot find the money to provide fresh fruit to needy kids before school, or funds to hire more teachers to … → May 6, 2015

This is How Power Works: A Primer and Illustration

To my students who are inspiring me, Summarizing power in 1000 words is nearly impossible; to apply this analysis in the same …