Inequality

Hundreds of volunteers from Austin's tech industry are calling attention to food insecurity in the city by donating their time to food-based nonprofits this week. 

A study published in 2016 found that one in four households in Austin are considered food insecure, meaning families have trouble keeping nutritious food on the table. When Dr. Raj Patel ran those numbers by other food experts, they told him it sounded about right.

Caricatures of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

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. 

Professor James K. Galbraith's book, Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe, is reviewed.

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