Discrimination more likely when resources are scarce

ITHACA, N.Y. – At the height of the Great Recession, psychologist Amy Krosch noticed a troubling trend: people of color seemed to be getting much harder hit than the white population on a number of socioeconomic indicators. She wondered whether something about the psychological effects of economic scarcity might be making pre-recession racial disparities even worse. […]

European Union unable to handle crises, voters turn to nationalist right

Norbert Hofer the candidate for Austria’s Freedom Party, an established nationalist right party, received 36 percent of the vote in the first round of the Presidential elections in Austria. Mabel Berezin is professor of sociology at Cornell University and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in a New Europe” and […]

Cornell experts offer preview of International Monetary Fund and World Bank Meeting

Robert Hockett, professor of financial and monetary law at Cornell University Law School, says the long-lasting crisis in the Eurozone, as well as more recent signs of trouble in the Chinese and American economies should be high on the agenda. Bio: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_robert_hockett.cfm   Hockett says:   “This week’s annual Autumn Meeting of the IMF and World Bank […]