Marc Dunkelman, research fellow at the Taubman Center for Public Policy, gave a talk Wednesday about his upcoming book The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community. Dunkelman set out to answer a question that many people, including his father, have asked: What’s wrong with America? Political polarization seems to be rising, and political compromise is becoming […]

The Economist recently ran a story with the provocative subtitle “How sexual equality increases the gap between rich and poor households.” The story is about an economics paper titled “Marry Your Like: Assortative Mating and Income Inequality.” The paper argues that because educated, high-income people tend to marry each other, this concentration of wealth has […]

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