Authored by Dr. Glenn C. Loury

Race, Incarceration, and American Values

The United States, home to five percent of the world’s population, now houses twenty-five percent of the world’s prison inmates. Our incarceration rate —at 714 per 100,000 residents and rising — is almost forty percent greater than our nearest competitors (the Bahamas, Belarus, and Russia).
More pointedly, it is 6.2 times the Canadian rate… more info

Ethnicity, Social Mobility, and Public Policy

The causes and consequences of social mobility are a central area of study within the social sciences and the differing levels of economic development between ethnic groups is an issue of major concern for policy-makers…more info


The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

Speaking wisely and provocatively about the political economy of race, Glenn Loury has become one of our most prominent black intellectuals–and, because of his challenges to the orthodoxies of both left and right…more info

One by One From the Inside Out

America stands poised on the brink of an explosive period in race relations. Affirmative action, for a generation the major public-policy program aimed at reducing the disparity between blacks and whites…more info