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Amor Mundi 3/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how poverty has changed, explore the stories of some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, and much more! Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Roundtable Discussion on Occupy Wall Street (2011)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2011 roundtable discussion on the Occupy movement. Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Arendt, Rousseau, and Human Plurality in Politics

Arendt, Rousseau, and Human Plurality in Politics Margaret Canovan The Journal of Politics, Vol. 45, No. 2 (May, 1983), pp. 286-302 Readers of Arendt’s On Revolution have long remarked on her valorization of the American over the French Revolution. In this context, Margaret Canovan’s article offers a nuanced analysis of an unexpected topic: Arendt’s relation…Read more Arendt, Rousseau, and Human Plurality in Politics Posted on 8 October 2013 | 2:06 pm

The Moral Roots of Income Inequality

Inequality is not simply a matter of numbers and economics. Thomas Edsall explores at the moral and cultural roots of income inequality last week in the New York Times. His essay takes as its basis a recent speech by Alan B. Krueger, President Obama’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, entitled “Fairness as an…Read more The Moral Roots of Income Inequality Posted on 5 July 2013 | 10:10 am

Who Killed the Middle Class?

John Cassidy over at the New Yorker has an excellent article that clarifies some of the basics about the debate over inequality. In Inequality 101, Cassidy reproduces a chart “Who Killed the Middle Class?” an article he published in 1995. The chart is fairly clear. It shows how from 1947-1973, the wealthy, the middle class,…Read more Who Killed the Middle Class? Posted on 23 April 2012 | 10:28 am

Is Economic Inequality Becoming a Problem for Americans?

Is economic inequality becoming a problem for Americans? The common sense today is that OWS has put inequality on the agenda today in a way that is new in American politics. And today Eduardo Porter makes the argument that OWS is having some traction on the question of income inequality. While Americans traditionally are tolerant…Read more Is Economic Inequality Becoming a Problem for Americans? Posted on 21 March 2012 | 12:30 pm

For the Welfare of All

A reader responds to my post on The Great Cultural Divide and reminds me that perhaps Charles Murray’s most interesting suggestion in his new book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010, is for a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) or what used to be called a “negative income tax.” The post, by a reader…Read more For the Welfare of All Posted on 15 February 2012 | 2:34 pm

Legal Doesn’t Make it Right – Jack Blum

Jack Blum, Chair of Tax Justice Network USA, is a longtime friend of the Hannah Arendt Center. He participated in the Center’s 2009 Conference, The Burden of Our Times: The Intellectual Origins of the Financial Crisis. One of the national experts on tax evasion, Jack recently collaborated on the film, “We’re Not Broke,” in which…Read more Legal Doesn’t Make it Right – Jack Blum Posted on 24 January 2012 | 3:16 pm