Welcome Lane Kenworthy

by Henry on April 13, 2009

Lane Kenworthy will be guest-blogging with us for a little bit. He is a professor of sociology and political science (and former colleague of Kieran’s) at University of Arizona. Lane is an economic sociologist, with a particular interest in the political economy of inequality in the US and elsewhere. His most recent book is Jobs with Equality, which really does groundbreaking work in arguing that the trade-offs between employment growth and economic equality are much, much weaker than conventional wisdom holds them to be. Lane blogs at Consider the Evidence. We’re really happy to have him with us.

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salient 04.13.09 at 2:43 pm

Welcome news! — And a timely arrival, coincidentally; the relationship of full employment policies to neo-liberal and social democratic ideals was exactly the subject pursued in a recent CT thread.

I’ve appreciated Lane’s monthly links at CTE and have had the chance to think about some interesting relationships between nutrition, (early childhood) education, and (eventual) successful employment as a result of following them. Lane, if you have the time and inclination, I would be very interested to know (1) whether these topics are appearing in your current research / publication works in progress, in what contexts etc, and (2) generally, any thoughts regarding these topics to share?

Aside note: I also very much appreciated your memo on the paper-to-be Is Targeting Inferior?, and look forward to the paper — I’ve referred to the memo while thinking about the current debates over, e.g., health care reform proposals in the United States.

Anyhow, I’m looking forward to reading Lane’s posts.

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