The NY Times, Covid, and race. Plus, lately, income.

We’re collecting New York Times articles on COVID-19, race, and class to better understand how the media is accounting for the spread of the virus. We’ve noticed that some of these accounts leave out any mention of income or occupation, while others tend to conflate poverty with people of color. Our research suggests that occupation …

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Les Leopold’s August 2, 2020 Talk

Les has developed a new talk that looks at the runaway inequality roots of the pandemic response and police brutality. Here’s the recording of the August 2, 2020 version. He’ll be doing more live events, which will be announced here. Click through for the video.

Covid 19 Death Data

On July 28, 2020, The American Prospect published Les Leopold’s analysis of Covid-19 deaths in New York City during the first month’s of the pandemic. You can read the story by clicking here. This page is the repository for data supporting Les’s research into Covid deaths. You may download the spreadsheet with the NYC Department …

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A Talk About Reversing Runaway Inequality at Western Michigan University on Martin Luther King Day

Bill Farmer, an RRI trainer, a member of the Southwest Michigan SDA and Labor for Bernie, will give a talk to students in honor of Martin Luther King on January 20. The 12:30 PM event is part of a program put together by WMU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, featuring a number of speakers all …

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As California Considers a Public Bank, The Story of North Dakota’s

View this post on Instagram In 1945, the first transfer of the Bank’s profits to the general fund was made—$1,725! The next time this occurred was in 1949 and 1951, a veterans’ fund received $1.5 million. Learn more in The Bank of North Dakota, From Surviving to Thriving – The First 100 Years hardcover book. …

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Readings in Inequality. September 2019 Links

Each Sunday Tony Wikrent posts a list of links at Real Economics and Ian Welsh. Some are political, many lead to news about runaway inequality. This post borrows a few that seem to fit together very well. The New York Times reported that inequality is getting worse, which for poor people means more sickness and an earlier death. …

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