Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Stickiness Of Prejudice

U.S. incarceration rates by race graph

We are hearing a thunder of voices pointing out wage and price stickiness is the reason for our present economic conundrum, I have nothing useful to contribute to that wonkish discussion. Yes, there may be an adjustment period in order to reach some sort of sustainable economic regime, but the composition of that adjustment should be proportionate. The question I want to ponder is the stickiness of prejudice and the most obvious costs or benefits of this semi-visible phenomenon . This is a horribly disproportionate problem, mainly affecting people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

map showing the number of incarcerated people per country

Police State or Safer State?

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