Category Archives: Obtaining income through harm

This is the point of the harmful part of a productive + harmful economic system: obtaining income not through productive means, but by unproductive means–taking it away from others.   The central idea of this website is that one group uses resources to restructure the alternatives of the second group in such a way that the first group benefits.  Slavery would be an example.  This is discussed in the following sections: Harm through the market, Obtaining income through the government – rent seeking – corruption, Discrimination: race – gender – ethnic – religious – class, Discrimination against women, Slavery, forced laborCrime, Control of land and natural resources.

Discrimination 2021

The Tulsa race massacre: 100 years later Wall Street Journal May 2021
In this nine-part series, The Wall Street Journal explores the legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre and its economic reverberations, piecing together a story of both resilience and loss.

New Oklahoma law sparks debate over teaching about Tulsa massacre Tawnell D. Hobbs Wall Street Journal May 29, 2021
Opponents say it stifles lessons about history of white mobs burning down the Black community of Greenwood in 1921

Asian Americans PBS
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that chronicles the contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans. Personal histories and new academic research cast a fresh lens on U.S. history and the role Asian Americans have played in it.

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Control of land and natural resources 2021

The U.S. owes Hawaiians millions of dollars worth of land. Congress helped make sure the debt wasn’t paid. Rob Perez Honolulu Star-Advertiser May 7, 2021
In a 1995 law, the U.S. promised to pay its land debt to Hawaiians, thousands of whom are waiting for homes. But Congress, including the state’s own delegation, voted to give the land to other parties.

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Review of Property, Institutions and Social Stratification in Africa by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Cover of Property, Institutions and Social Stratification in Africa by Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Cover of Property, Institutions and Social Stratification in Africa by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

From inequality to stratification: Obeng-Odoom’s contribution to the study of inequality in Africa Reviewed by Abdallah Zouache African Review of Economics and Finance Vol. 12 (1) 2020 (8 page PDF file)