“Sustainability studies” courses and degree programs often fail to include considerations of race & socioeconomics. UW Geography in fact has moved in the opposite direction: one of the new tracks in our major is intentionally named “Environment, Economy and Sustainability”, and many courses in that track –Geog 276, Intro to Political Geography, Geog 302, The Pacific …Click to Read More
More on stagnating wages and the widening income gap in America.
The story is often told that college graduates have done well and everyone else has not. But that’s not true,” said Josh Bivens, an economist at EPI.
For high school graduates, median inflation-adjusted wages were $626 per week in 2009, …Click to Read More
More structural inequality baked into the system:
Top Senate Republican Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) insisted on Sunday that Congress should extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans regardless of their impact on the deficit, even as he and other Republicans are blocking unemployment insurance extensions over deficit concerns.
Paul Krugman also addresses the incongruity between …Click to Read More