Class & Inequality
Designed as a bucolic working-class suburb of St. Louis, the nearly all-black town of Centreville now floods with raw sewage every time it rains. “Bring us back some help,” residents say, living through an environmental horror that evokes centuries of official disinterest in black suffering, as well as a future in which the poor are left to suffer in areas made uninhabitable by climate change.
For decades, shareholder primacy has obscured the fact that employees should do well when businesses do well. Now, as that foundation crumbles, thirteen thinkers debate new reforms that could transform the inequalities at the heart of our economy.
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