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 […]

President Obama sat down for an interview – or rather, comedy skit – with Zach Galifianakis on his web series “Between Two Ferns.”  Between questions like “So, which country were you rooting for in the Winter Olympics?” the president plugged Obamacare and Healthcare.gov.Whatever your feelings about the president, one thing is clear: the man is funny. […]

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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