Literature

The following are selected Articles, Book Reviews, Briefs, Commentaries, Essays, Research, and Working papers on a variety of BlackEconomics topics.

Commentary: “Push Back: ‘A Contract with Black America: Addressing Racial Inequalities'” (August 5, 2020) (297 KB) (ICPB.pdf)

Commentary: “Gathering the Dust.” (June 28, 2020) (223 KB) (GTD.pdf)

Commentary: “The Look of Change: Reparations, Separation, and Nation Formation” (June 13, 2020) (268 KB) (TLC.pdf)

Commentary: “Monologue on George Floyd’s Murder by Rob Robinson” (May 29, 2020) (260 KB) [MOGFM-RR.pdf]

Book Review: “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century” (May 10, 2020) (280 KB) [BR-FHTE.pdf]

Commentary: “USDS Likely to Trump SSS” (April 25, 2020) (233 KB) [USDSOVERSSS.pdf]

Commentary:  “Just Don’t Take It!”  (February 2, 2020)  (238 KB)  [JDTI.pdf]

Commentary:  “MLK’s Great Transformation:  How to Benefit”  (January 18, 2020)  (226 KB)  [MLKGT.pdf]

Essay:  “It’s All about Perspective:  Black America’s Nation Formation”  (January 11, 2020)  (265 KB)  [IAAPBANF.pdf]

Commentary:  “What Can Black America’s Current Cultural Capital Produce?”  (November 30, 2019)  (237 KB)  [WCBACCCP.pdf]

Commentary:  “Economic Litmus Test”  (November 9, 2019)  (189 KB)  [EL.pdf]

Commentary: “Census Tracts, Opportunity Zones, and Tax Breaks”  (July 27, 2019)  (278 KB) [CTOZTB.pdf]

Commentary:  “HR 40 and SB 1083: More Time, Money, and Direction”  (June 22, 2019)  (199 KB) [MTMD.pdf]

Commentary:  “Five Bites at the Rotting Apple”  (May 12, 2019)  (237 KB)  [FBATRA.pdf]

Commentary:  “No Longer a Credible Threat”  (January 21, 2019)  (220 KB)  [NLACT.pdf]

Commentary:  “No Donations without Revelations”  (November 10, 2018)  (86 KB)  [NDWR.pdf]

Report:  “Results of Bank Black Protest Actions”  (October 20, 2018)  (85 KB)  [ROBBPA.pdf]

Essay:  “Work Stoppage Protests”  (October 19, 2018)  (71 KB)  [WSP.pdf]

Essay:  “We Made a Difference”  (June 24, 2018)  (164 KB)  [WMD.pdf]

Essay:  “Have You Read the US Constitution?”  (January 29, 2018)  (99 KB)  [HYRUSC.pdf]

Commentary:  “Enlightening Black America”  (October 1, 2017)  (88 KB)  [EBA.pdf]

Commentary:  “A Better Mouse Trap”  (May 28, 2017)  (190 KB)  [ABMT.pdf}

Essay:  “The Black-White Wealth Gap is Greater Than You Think!”  (April 15, 2017)  (165 KB)  [NPISH.pdf]

Essay:  “Black America’s Trade Losses”  (December 11, 2016) (206 KB) [BTL.pdf]

Essay:  “Will US Black and White Household Incomes Ever Converge?”  (December 18, 2015)  (171 KB)  [WUBWHEC.pdf]

Essay:  “Is Expanding Entrepreneurship an Answer for US Afrodescendants Today?”  (December 7, 2015)  (174 KB)  [IEETA.pdf]

Report Brief:  “Black Americans: Happy with Life in US”  (September 25, 2015)  (196 KB) [BAHLUS.pdf]

Commentary:  “New Strategy for Resolving Baltimore’s Crisis” (April 24, 2015)  (131 KB)  [NSFRBC.pdf]

Research:  “A Broad Three-Point Reparations Program for US Afrodescendants Versus CARICOM’s 10-Point Program”  (March 25, 2015)  (204 KB)  [BTPRP.pdf]

Commentary:  “We’re A Nation, Not a Community.”  (September 5, 2014)  (148 KB)  [WANNC.pdf]

Commentary:  “What Can the CBC Do?”  (August 16,  2014) (75 KB)  [CBC.pdf]

Report Brief:  “22 Reasons Why Black Businesses Fail”  (August 1, 2014)  (111 KB)  [22REASONS.pdf]

Report Brief:  “Black America Doesn’t Benefit from the Nation’s Economic Growth”  (May 10, 2014)  (87 KB)  [BADNEG.pdf]

Commentary:  “The Economics of Nonviolence:  Gandhi, King, and Mandela”  (December 13, 2013)  (75 KB)  [TENGKM.pdf]

Report Brief:  “Black Churches and College Scholarships” (October 1, 2013)  (77 KB) [BCCS.pdf]

Working Paper:  “Income Tax Compliance and the Black-White Disposable Income Gap”  (March 17, 2012)  (214 KB)  [ITCBWIG.pdf]

Working Paper:  “All it Takes is One”  (February 21, 2012)  (120 KB)  [AITIO.pdf]

Commentary:  “Those Who Make Nothing”  (November 5, 2011)  (56 KB)  [TWMN.pdf]

Working Paper:  “Why Do Inefficient Black Churches Survive?”  (January 2011)  (217 KB) [IBC.pdf]

Essay:  “The Marriage-Job Paradox”  (July 26, 2010)  (71 KB)  [TMJP.pdf]

Essay:  “Nation Formation: Part III”  (June 2010) (81 KB)  [NFIII.pdf]

Essay:  “Nation Formation: Part II”  (June 2010) (82 KB)  [NFII.pdf]

Essay:  “Nation Formation: Part I”  (June 2010) (82 KB)  [NFI.pdf]

Commentary:  “The Color Black”  (November 15, 2009)  (72 KB)  [TCB.pdf]

Commentary:  “The Impossibility of Equality without a Gift”  (November 7, 2009)  (72 KB)  [TIEWG.pdf]

Research:  “Why Do Blacks Live Where They Live?”  (July 19, 2009)  (79 KB)  [WDBLWTL.pdf]

Essay:  “MLK: Messianic or Satanic?”  (19 KB)  [MLK.pdf]

Working Paper:  “What Could Have Been: Macrosimulating the Economic Injury Caused by Desegregation”  (April 13, 2007)  (43 KB)  [MEICBD.pdf]

Working Paper:  “HBCU’s Institutional Advantage: Returns to Education”  (This paper was ultimately published as Chapter 13 in Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions, M. Gasman, B. Baez, and C. S. V. Turner, Editors, SUNY Press) (165 KB) [MSI.pdf]

Working Paper:  “Income Inequality and Ethnicity: An International View” (August 2002)  [IIE.pdf]

Article:  “Disparity in Present Value Net Social Security Wealth”  (1994) (13,008 KB) [BRSOCSEC.pdf]