The political economy of inequality in the "age of extremes"

Michael Hout, Richard Arum, Kim Voss

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Massey's presidential address correctly points to growing economic inequality as one of the pressing issues of our day, but his analysis gives short shrift to the political institutions that underlie the economic trends. We supplement his analysis with a review of some of those institutions. In particular we point out how politics mediates between computerized production and inequality, between the segregation of education and inequality, and (drawing directly from American Apartheid) between housing markets and residential segregation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-425
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography


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