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How income inequality stacks up at Stanford

Undeniably, institutions of higher education are important engines for economic mobility. And while the goals of the University are certainly broader than fattening the wallets of its students in the future, the greater challenge remains: What is the University’s obligation to affect inequality within itself, and what does it still owe to its students in this regard?

The drama of privilege

A presidential race always prompts a reckoning in the country. It poses several questions to those who want to lead, but perhaps even more to the voters picking a leader. The race reveals what Americans care about, their fears and their dreams. The current presidential race is no exception — and the frustration with income…

French economist Thomas Piketty talks income inequality

Piketty lectured on his 2013 bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, last Friday in Memorial Auditorium. Capital explores wealth and income inequality in U.S. and western European economies. This lecture was part of a joint venture between the Stanford Economics Department and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, which hosted Piketty as part of their Kenneth Arrow lecture series.