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1 PACS 4500 Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies Section 001 Guy Burgess

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6 Online Reserve Readings

7 The Paradigms Anti-War / Protest Nonviolent Direct Action Conflict Resolution Peacebuilding Complexity?

8 Complexity

9 The Inequality Problem

10 Optimal U.S. Wealth Distribution ariely in press.pdf

11 Optimal Wealth Distribution

12 Support for Reducing Inequality

13 The 1% vs. the 99% Source: Non-partisan Congressional Budget Office

14 The Real Redistribution Problem Between 1979 and 2007 Income Shares for the richest 1% grew from 8% to 17% In 2007 alone this amounted to $1,100 billion For Comparison $586 billion -- Social Security $548 billion -- Defense $394 billion -- Medicare $276 billion -- Medicaid and other health related $90 billion -- Education and training $33 billion -- Natural resources and environment $32 billion -- Foreign affairs $25 billion -- Science and technology

15 Higher Education Access by Income df

16 Unemployment Unemployment-Rate-by-Age-April-2013.png

17 Unemployment content/uploads/2012/10/Unemployment-Rate-by-Race.png

18 Joblessness Index

19 Reich: The Truth About the Economy

20 “Perfect Storm” Mega-Worry Fall 2008 Black Swan Events

21 Occupy Protests

22 King / Kennedy Assassinations

23 Race Riots Detroit Watts Newark

24 Chicago Democratic Convention 1968

25 Kent State

26 US-based Terrorism Oklahoma City

27 Home Grown Terrorism

28 Terrorism & Hopelesness

29 The Multifaceted Inequality Problem problem.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

30 The Undeserving Rich

31 Brooks Response inequality

32 Addressing the Inequality Problem Problems at the Top – Assortative Mating – The Super Star Effect – Money Addiction/Boundless Greed – Others? Problems the Bottom – Single Parenting – Criminal Behavior – Unemployment History – Low Educational Expectations – Scarcity-Afflicted Thinking – Others? Systemic Problems – Automation – Kludgeocracy – Reserve Army of the Unemployed – Zero-Some Mentality – Matthew’s Law – Stress Limits on Compassion – Under-Performing Schools – Lance Armstrong Effect – Prison Industrial Complex – Others

33 Problems at the Top

34 Assortative Mating The many reinforcing advantages of the elites and semi- elites

35 Super Star Effect

36 Money Addiction money.html?from=opinion

37 Problems at the Bottom

38 Single Parenting

39 Marriage and Poverty through our site and I will

40 Long Term Employment Trends

41 Low Educational Expectations expectations-are-too-low-in-the-united-states

42 Scarcity and Thinking city-Having-Little-Means- Much/dp/

43 Criminal Behavior

44 Systemic Problems

45 The Lance Armstrong Effect In a highly competitive environment, cheating (exploitation of customers, employees, and the environment) is the tie-breaker. The “win” goes to the best cheater. For capitalism to work, government must “level the playing field” by preventing cheating.

46 Robots

47 Technology Advance edman-if-i-had-a-hammer.html

48 Kludgeocracy

49 The Economy: Employers Market

50 Joblessness Index

51 Zero-Sum Society

52 Mathew’s Law “To whomsoever hath, to him shall be given”

53 Inequality & Compassion hardhearted.html?ref=thomasbedsall

54 Under Performing Schools

55 Tax / Subsidy Structure

56 So, You Want to Fly

57 Deal with All Aspects of the Problem Airplanes won’t fly without ALL of the parts

58 The Inequality Problem

59 Post-It Notes / Arrows X leads to an increase in Y X leads to a decrease in Y

60 Addressing the Inequality Problem Problems at the Top – Assortative Mating – The Super Star Effect – Money Addiction/Boundless Greed – Others? Problems the Bottom – Single Parenting – Criminal Behavior – Unemployment History – Low Educational Expectations – Scarcity-Afflicted Thinking – Others? Systemic Problems – Automation – Kludgeocracy – Reserve Army of the Unemployed – Zero-Some Mentality – Matthew’s Law – Stress Limits on Compassion – Under-Performing Schools – Lance Armstrong Effect – Prison Industrial Complex – Others

61 Complexity

62 Addressing the Inequality Problem Problems at the Top – Assortative Mating – The Super Star Effect – Money Addiction/Boundless Greed – Others? Problems the Bottom – Single Parenting – Criminal Behavior – Unemployment History – Low Educational Expectations – Scarcity-Afflicted Thinking – Others? Systemic Problems – Automation – Kludgeocracy – Reserve Army of the Unemployed – Zero-Some Mentality – Matthew’s Law – Stress Limits on Compassion – Under-Performing Schools – Lance Armstrong Effect – Prison Industrial Complex – Others


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