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Three Questions With Darren Walker

Ford Foundation president Darren Walker talks with SSIR senior editor Michael Slind about what organizations like his can do to address inequality.

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Three Questions With Angela Glover Blackwell

Blackwell, president and CEO of PolicyLink, talks with SSIR senior editor Michael Slind about the role of public policy in addressing inequality and creating a more prosperous society.

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Three Questions With Raj Chetty

Stanford economics professor Chetty talks with SSIR's Michael Slind about using data to understand the causes of inequality and identify potential solutions.

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The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee

By Colleen Haight 27

Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.