Richard Rothstein’s Reparations Formula

Ideas and Issues Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans     Richard Rothstein, a distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. wrote a watershed volume several years ago, The Color of Law:  A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.  The title goes to the heart of his well-documented, thoroughly researched …

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The Big, Fat Long Tail of Neighborhood Segregation

Ideas and Issues Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsManchester     The “long tail” is a tech-marketing concept that pundits and futurists promote with some enthusiasm.  The heart of it is that some businesses, especially enabled by the internet and the Amazon world view, could make money on small, niche products, even at low sale volumes, almost …

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De Jure versus De Facto Racism

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Torino As we move forward on the Home Savers Campaign we are finding victims of predatory practices among all communities black, white, and brown, but more often than not since these are lower income communities, there seems to be a significant tilt towards residential segregation. Lawsuits in some cities and research reports are starting to …

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