If inequality were inevitable, as many on the right believe, we would expect to see inequality rising internationally. But, in truth, different societies have responded to inequality in different ways. I talked to Janet Gornick, professor at the Graduate Center at CUNY and director of Luxembourg Income Study Center, about her work in the field of inequality. She tells me that “these transnational factors matter — globalization, technological change, neoliberal reforms — but what matters, perhaps more, is national-level policies and institutions.
The New York Times, 11.28.13
“We need a progressive government, not just good government,” writes Professor Mollenkopf, director of the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Brad Lander, a city councilman from Brooklyn who is co-chairman of the Council’s Progressive Caucus.
Al Jazeera, “Empire,” 11.27.13
Interview of Professor Joshua Freeman, Graduate Center, CUNY, 24:47 to 31:13.
Al Jazeera, “Empire,” 11.25.13
In New York, the recent election of Bill de Blasio as New York City mayor awakened many Americans to the idea that whatever future the US takes, it is going to look increasingly like de Blasio's multiracial family. Helping us examine New York's blueprint for the US is Joshua Freeman, professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and state senator Phil Boyle.
MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki, 11.17.13
David Nasaw, Graduate Center professor of history, discusses John Kennedy’s foray into elective politics, supported by his father’s money and his sisters and brothers.
The New Yorker, 11.18.13
The United States is a very unequal country. But how much does it differ from other industrialized countries? And what difference do taxes and government transfers make? Presenting data from the invaluable Luxembourg Income Study, of which she is a director, Janet Gornick, a political scientist at the CUNY Graduate Center, provided answers to both of these questions.
“The presumption in the literature on optimal drug policy that the private benefits of cannabis consumption greatly exceed the social benefits has been called into question in a recent study by Anderson, Rees, and Hansen (2011)," says Michael Grossman, Director of the Health Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
NY1, The Road to City Hall, 11.7.13
Steven Romalewski, director of the Graduate Center's Mapping Service, offers a closer look at how New Yorkers voted in the mayor’s race.
The Wall Street Journal, 11.6.13
"Overall, when you compare the map of Thompson's results to [Tuesday's] map, all of the changes were key electoral pieces that signaled a break with Bloomberg's political support over the last 12 years," said Steven Romalewski, who runs the mapping service at the Graduate Center, City University of New York's Center for Urban Research.
The New York Times, 11.5.13
“It’s huge,” said John H. Mollenkopf, director of the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, who added that Mr. de Blasio had shown that Democrats were again willing to entrust City Hall to one of their own. “Liberalism,” Mr. Mollenkopf said, “is not dead in New York City.”