Income & Wealth
Apr 27, 2018
For the BRICS countries to not just grow their economies but also raise the standard of living of their people, inclusive growth that prioritizes poverty reduction is a must
Apr 4, 2018
The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today
Mar 14, 2018
Reflections on the Radical Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Major Speech
Mar 1, 2018
Despite assembling a formidable data set and leveling a bold argument, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has theoretical and accounting flaws that distort its central findings
Feb 23, 2018
In the face of laissez-faire capitalism at home and resurgent nationalism across the globe, INET offers an innovative look at the causes of—and solutions for—the problems that ail a fissuring world economy.
Feb 26, 2018
By pushing workers into precarious, part-time work, “Third Way” governments of the past 20 years helped to create the disturbing economic trend that’s vexing orthodox economists
Feb 21, 2018
Ed Pavlić discusses the role of music in communicating suffering and resistance in the African-American experience
Feb 6, 2018
In their op-ed in the Washington Post, INET grantee William Lazonick and Rick Wartzman show how companies are spending their tax savings on investors, not workers.
Jan 15, 2018
Behind towering figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were the taxi dispatchers, pharmacists, grocers, and other small business owners who were instrumental in making civil rights a reality.
Jan 28, 2018
The corporate titans of yore once offered a sizable wage premium over smaller employers—but not anymore. What happened?
Chaired by Nobel laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Spence, INET has assembled a global team of leaders and scholars calling for new thinking & new rules for the world economy
Working paper series
A large literature has detailed the seminal roles played in the Civil Rights Movement by activists, new political organizations, churches, and philanthropies. But black-owned businesses also provided a behind-the-scenes foundation for the movement’s success.
Dec 15, 2017
Inequality isn’t driven by taxes—it’s driven by the power of capital in relation to workers
We explore the transmission mechanism of income inequality to output.
Dec 14, 2017 | 04:00—05:30
A discussion with Steven M. Fazzari, INET Grantee and the Bert A. & Jeanette L. Lynch Distinguished Professor of Economics, Washington University.