How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble)

The foundational metaphor of neoliberalism is that a rising tide lifts all boats. But, like many other assumptions in economic thought, that idea willfully ignores racism. Economist Joelle Gamble joins Jessyn and Nick to explain that when econ…

The foundational metaphor of neoliberalism is that a rising tide lifts all boats. But, like many other assumptions in economic thought, that idea willfully ignores racism. Economist Joelle Gamble joins Jessyn and Nick to explain that when economists fail to scrutinize theories through the lens of race, they perpetuate racist outcomes. Plus, The Sadie Collective co-founder Fanta Traore describes how the economics field can take deliberate measures to address the exclusion of Black economists.


Joelle Gamble is a principal with the reimagining capitalism team at Omidyar Network, where she focuses on topics related to building the power of working people and shaping a new economic paradigm. Joelle writes on topics of race, labor, and technology, and sits on the board of directors of the Roosevelt Institute. 


Twitter: @joelle_gamble

@OmidyarNetwork


Fanta Traore is a Senior Research Assistant at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the co-founder and COO of The Sadie Collective. 


Twitter: @TheFantaTraore

@SadieCollective


Further reading: 

How economic assumptions uphold racist systems: https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/how-economic-assumptions-uphold-racist-systems


An Open Letter to Economic Institutions In The Face of #BlackLivesMatter: https://medium.com/@sadiecollective/open-letter-to-economics-blm-5b38100e59b5


What the Big New Study About Race and Mobility Doesn’t Tell Us: https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/what-the-big-new-study-about-race-and-mobility-doesnt-tell-us/


Neoliberalism and Race: https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/53/neoliberalism-and-race/


Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com/

Twitter: @PitchforkEcon

Instagram: @pitchforkeconomics

Nick’s twitter: @NickHanauer

This post was originally published on Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer.


Print Share Comment Cite Upload Translate Updates
APA
Civic Ventures | radiofree.asia (2022-01-27T05:56:09+00:00) » How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble). Retrieved from https://radiofree.asia/2020/07/14/how-econ-101-upholds-racist-systems-with-joelle-gamble/.
MLA
" » How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble)." Civic Ventures | radiofree.asia - Tuesday July 14, 2020, https://radiofree.asia/2020/07/14/how-econ-101-upholds-racist-systems-with-joelle-gamble/
HARVARD
Civic Ventures | radiofree.asia Tuesday July 14, 2020 » How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble)., viewed 2022-01-27T05:56:09+00:00,<https://radiofree.asia/2020/07/14/how-econ-101-upholds-racist-systems-with-joelle-gamble/>
VANCOUVER
Civic Ventures | radiofree.asia - » How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble). [Internet]. [Accessed 2022-01-27T05:56:09+00:00]. Available from: https://radiofree.asia/2020/07/14/how-econ-101-upholds-racist-systems-with-joelle-gamble/
CHICAGO
" » How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble)." Civic Ventures | radiofree.asia - Accessed 2022-01-27T05:56:09+00:00. https://radiofree.asia/2020/07/14/how-econ-101-upholds-racist-systems-with-joelle-gamble/
IEEE
" » How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble)." Civic Ventures | radiofree.asia [Online]. Available: https://radiofree.asia/2020/07/14/how-econ-101-upholds-racist-systems-with-joelle-gamble/. [Accessed: 2022-01-27T05:56:09+00:00]
rf:citation
» How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joelle Gamble) | Civic Ventures | radiofree.asia | https://radiofree.asia/2020/07/14/how-econ-101-upholds-racist-systems-with-joelle-gamble/ | 2022-01-27T05:56:09+00:00
To access this feature you must login or create an account.



A Free News Initiative

Investigative Journalism for People, Not Profits.

Discussion