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Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

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Did the Great Recession Make Us All Philanthropists?

Robert Reich says many people still gave money away during the Great Recession -- but for different reasons than they might have done in better times. (October 7, 2011)

8mins

10 Oct 2011

Rank #1

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Piecing Together the Puzzle of Executive Pay

Diantha Parker talks to Alex Edmans, Jesse Fried, and Robert Frank about just what is going on with skyrocketing executive pay in recent years --and what to do about it.

13mins

17 Aug 2011

Rank #2

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Refashioning Income Supports for Children in Poverty

Diantha Parker talks to Greg Duncan about new evidence suggesting a radically different approach to income support policies targeted at low-income families.

10mins

17 Aug 2011

Rank #3

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Disconnected Young Adults in the Great Recession

Diantha Parker talks to University of Wisconsin economist Tim Smeeding about one of the groups being hit hardest by the Great Recession -- young, undereducated men -- and what we can do to help reconnect them to the labor force.

12mins

27 Jul 2011

Rank #4

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The Great Destruction of Household Wealth

Diantha Parker talks to NYU economist Edward Wolff about how much wealth we have lost in the Great Recession -- and who is being hit the hardest.

10mins

27 Jul 2011

Rank #5

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The Big Chill in Consumer Spending

Diantha Parker talks to Stanford economist Luigi Pistaferri about what has happened to Americans' spending habits in the Great Recession and its aftermath and what this means for the future.

5mins

27 Jul 2011

Rank #6

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What Do We Want from a Theory of Justice?

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen explores the issue of what we want from a theory of justice.

1hr 33mins

30 Mar 2007

Rank #7

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Inequality and Politics: Where Are We Going and What is to be Done?

To what extent is meaningful democracy feasible in the context of extreme inequality? How might the role of money and influence on political outcomes be reduced?

1hr 17mins

30 Mar 2007

Rank #8

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Income Inequality

A debate and discussion series from the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. Cornell Economics Professor Robert Frank and Princeton Sociology Professor Bruce Western are featured for the first program on Income Inequality.

1hr 10mins

30 Mar 2007

Rank #9

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Changes to Federal Aid Programs

Diantha Parker and Indivar Dutta-Gupta discuss ways to address and fix poverty in the United States. They explain how different programs and policies can be altered and improved. (November 6, 2012)

7mins

29 Nov 2012

Rank #10