The presidential election of 2016 occurred at the crest of a national debate over economic inequality, deeply researched by economists and sociologists since the 1990s, widely perceived to have risen sharply since the 1970s, and a focus of the first serious left-wing insurgency the Democratic Party in four decades, that of Bernie Sanders. Can class and inequality help explain the election result? The answer appears to be that they can, quite strongly, but in ways that may seem surprising. LBJ Professor James Galbraith discusses.
Erin Lentz poses that the conversation about ending hunger must include more concern with women's overall well being.
James Galbraith comments on when financial accumulations can be a detriment to the U.S.
LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith weighs in on growing financial inequality.
Professor James K. Galbraith's book, Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe, is reviewed.
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his “war on poverty” there is still much to be done on the policy front to help those who have been most affected by slow economic recovery—especially those with the least education, limited or spotty work experience, and those living in areas with low overall growth.