Wealth & Income

I am currently taking a class called “Global Inequality and Growth”, taught by Gabriel Zucman, a very accomplished economist who wrote, “The Hidden Wealth of Nations“.  As you may know, (socio)economic inequality is a cause I really care about.  This class is also really special to me because I’ve taken a class with Emmanuel Saez,…

A Grey Perspective: Part I

Even though I am (sadly) no longer in Cape Town, I try to follow along with the news.  These days (depending on when I am able to publish this post), the protests among students have started up again.  To read what I’ve previously written about this subjects, click here, here, and here. I’m not too…

The Causes of the Causes

One of my South African professors used to say something like, “We need to address the causes of the causes.” Now, what does that mean? In the context of that class, we were talking about South African community health care workers (CHCWs).  CHCWs are usually black women, who provide basic health care or even health…

Where Does it Hurt?

I don’t really know where to start with this. I’ve been trying to start this blog post for over an hour now because I can’t really figure out the kind of angle I want to take with this. So, let me start with the premise. About 24 hours ago, a tragedy in Paris, France killed…