All physical things we need and enjoy will only last with maintenance. Even the non-physical thing need repair as well, relationships, teams, mental health, even community and societal systems, such as education and democracy.
In the history of the US, laws and policies were put in place that slowly and surely created a wealth gap between Black Americans and white Americans.
Below is a partial bibliography for a previous post “Structure of Inequality and Racism, Part I“. These articles and books provide a basis to substantiate the causality between markets and institutions in US society. The […]
“Why should we apologize? Everyone gets offended so easily these days.” To Help or Hurt, We Choose Each of us decides how we want to move through the world. What are our values? Do […]
In May 2021, it was a small news byline. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME, Inc.) started buying and selling water futures in California. Pro-capitalism voices say this will provide information about the future of water […]
Place Matters The causal feedback structure above is a primary driver of inequities in the United States, and has been for the past five or six generations. This is the central feedback loop for families […]
We need to talk about an aspect of our culture, a pervasive value that has impacted all of us, for our whole lives. Perfectionism. If we were lucky, it first happened in our early school […]
One of my book groups recently read Madeliene Albright’s book, Fascism: A Warning. It was published in 2018, though much of it written before Donald Trump was elected to the presidency. While it didn’t succinctly […]
The structure of a system, even if populated with fair-minded or generous actors can give rise to vast inequalities. For the last several years, I had the opportunity to work with the gifted faculty […]