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On Poverty, Disenfranchisement, Crime and Race


Like you, I’ve spent a good part of the last couple of days discussing the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial. The trial has left many with more questions than answers: What would have happened if during their tussle, when the gun went off it was George Zimmerman who lay dead with a bullet in his heart and … Continue reading

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The “We are the 99 percent” movement – the Left’s answer to the Tea Party?


In 2010, the tea party emerged from a mass of disorganized, grumbles and frustrations focused on Washington’s largess and Wall street’s perceived excesses and excessive influence in our nation’s capitol. The GOP embraced their frustrations and helped coalesce their complaints into an effective “party” that came to represent the demands of the far right of … Continue reading

Gladwell on The Brooklyn Nets, NBA economics and American Inequality


There’s a great article by Malcolm Gladwell on Grantland entitled “The Nets and NBA Economics” that I had to share. Here’s an excerpt that really struck me: “One of the great forgotten facts about the United States is that not very long ago the wealthy weren’t all that wealthy. Up until the 1960s, the gap … Continue reading

On Inequality: Much Ado About Nothing, Or A Sign of Things Gone Wrong?


According to Tyler Cowen (general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and coauthor of the Economics blog marginal revolution), “most of the worries about income inequality are bogus”. That is the thesis of his recent article, “The Inequality That Matters”, in which Professor Cowen argues that much of the recent fervour about the growing gap between the haves … Continue reading

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