sunday morning sociology, monopoly edition

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Big companies are getting bigger, as David Leonhardt discusses in the NYT.

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sunday morning sociology, solar powered edition

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Solar panels have fallen in price by 99% in the last 40 years, defying predictions time and time again. David Roberts at Vox expands on what this progress means for fighting climate change.

A weekly link round-up of sociological work – work by sociologists, referencing sociologists, or just of interest to sociologists. This scatterplot feature is co-produced with Mike Bader.

 

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sunday morning sociology, rising tides edition

Econofact looks at data on the distribution of growth across the income spectrum. In the 1940s-1980, rising tides lifted all boats. Since 1980, they have not.

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towards a sociology of race and x (for all values of x)

On Twitter, Elizabeth Korver Glenn asked:

This tweet produced a lot of great answers and interesting discussion. One thing that struck me in trying to compose my own answer is that beyond some really excellent work in the sociology of race proper (my answers were Golash Boza 2016 and Fields & Fields 2012), there’s also been a tremendous amount of fantastic work at the intersection of the sociology of race and various other subfields.

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sunday morning sociology

Sociologist Devah Pager passed away last week. The NYT chronicles her work and life here, including reproducing the above chart from her groundbreaking research on racial discrimination in hiring.

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sunday morning sociology, constituent attitudes edition

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In the NYT, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Matto Mildenberger and Leah C. Stokes discuss their new research on the systematic gap between public opinion and congressional staffers’ assessments of public opinion.

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sunday morning sociology, economic indicators edition

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The NYT does a deep dive into the sources of stagnating wages, arguing that even though unemployment is low by historical standards, the employment-to-population to rate is still well below its 2001 levels and that may be more strongly connected to stagnating wages.

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