Is Racism Increasing?

Katrina revealed a black population marooned in third-world poverty, lacking work, education and health care. My niece volunteers in a clinic in New Orleans Algiers district, which didn’t flood. She cares for adults, chronically ill with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or emphysema-who have never previously seen a doctor. (See

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Gangsta-nomics at Harvard

“Just as opening the St. Lawrence River to the Great Lakes produced both great economic benefits (the North American Midwest could export grains, iron ore, machinery to the world on ocean-going ships) and some undesirable side effects as well (the introduction into the lake system of lamprey eels and zebra mussels), so sending a . . . → Read More: Gangsta-nomics at Harvard