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Urban Policy in an Era of Fiscal Austerity

With the federal debt at $16 trillion, the fate of the nation’s cities stands at a crossroads. While cities like New York appear to be doing better than ever, a rising tide of poverty and inequality threatens to undermine their progress. Meanwhile, a large group of second-tier cities, from Detroit and St. Louis to Stockton …

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Joseph Stiglitz on “The Price of Inequality”

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On Thursday, October 4, The New School had the pleasure to hear Joseph Stiglitz talk about ┬áThe Price of Inequality The impact of inequality on societies is now increasingly well understood – higher crime, health problems and mental illness, lower educational achievements, social cohesion and life expectancy. But what are the causes of inequality, why …

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