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[Book Review]: The Tyranny of Meritocracy: What’s Become of the Common Goods?

Fueled by the deep-seated anger over the growing gap in income and wealth, Americans voted for Donald Trump, and the British favoured Brexit. Many discuss the upsurge populist backlash from different perspectives such as racism, xenophobic demonization of immigrants, or globalization.  Michael J. Sande, a distinguished professor and philosopher, takes a different approach, bringing the … Continue reading [Book Review]: The Tyranny of Meritocracy: What’s Become of the Common Goods?

[Book Review]: The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It

Questions about urbanization and inequality are long-standing. Some people move to the city searching for new job opportunities to earn more money, while others leave because they cannot afford the cost of living. This mirrors the invisible wall between the urban rich and urban poor which has quelled many concerns and debates on the urbanization … Continue reading [Book Review]: The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It