Category: Poverty and Inequality
What is Power? What is a Power Structure?
To define a power structure, we must first define power. Power has many definitions: Power is a relationship We must understand that power is a relationship. Power as a social relationship has two main “agents:” the principal and the subaltern. In this relationship the principal wields power that affects the subaltern. Akin to the power…
Racial Discrimination in US Housing: Evidence from the 2000 HUD Study
Racial discrimination is in the real estate market Clearly, there is such discrimination. But how do we know if the discrimination is due to race, or some other factor? The key is to isolate the racial factors from all other possibilities. This can best be done through studies and experiments. The U.S. government periodically commissions…
Food Insecurity and Political Violence
What is food insecurity? Eating the same food over and over – not because of choice, but because there are few other good options – is food insecurity. A food insecure household has food, but it is of low quality, or there is little variety of it, or it is unhealthily disagreeable. As a result…