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Of Carbon and Cash

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Erin Hoekstra is in the sociology program at the University of Minnesota. She studies pressure on radical grassroots organizations and healthcare for undocumented immigrants.
As Andy Ross told us, climate debt refers to the harmful carbon emissions created by countries like the United States and the grave effects that climate change is having on poorer, developing countries in the Global South. First introduced in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the concept of climate debt has motivated politicians, scientists, academics, and advocates to look closely at how climate change is experienced by …Keep Reading
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Andrew Ross on the Anti-Debt Movement

By now, it’s clear that in the United States and around the world, debt has come to shape people’s lives. Some use debt to get ahead, others buy debt to make a profit, and still others find their choices constrained …Keep Reading
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Old Narratives and New Realities

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series: Has Borrowing Replaced Earning? Economic Decline and the American Dream Old Narratives and New Realities The simple narrative of who gets ahead in America is in serious trouble. Social scientists know that …Keep Reading
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Economic Decline and the American Dream

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series: Has Borrowing Replaced Earning? Economic Decline and the American Dream Old Narratives and New Realities  The 2008 – 2010 recession in the United States was the worst since the Great Depression of …Keep Reading
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Has Borrowing Replaced Earning?