Tag Archive: Economy

25 Years after Tianamen: Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests Unfold

During two months in Hong Kong this summer, I marched in solidarity with demonstrators at two historic protests: the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square on June 4th and the annual July 1st Protest Rally March. Protesters by the thousands gathered in Victoria Park to take part in candlelight vigils, staged performances and peaceful singing.

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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  The 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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