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The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy

  • Introduction
  • Part I: An Analytic Narrative of the Crisis
    • The Calm before the Storm: 2001–2006
    • To the Abyss: December 2007–September 2008
    • The Spectre of the Great Depression: October 2008–March 2009
    • Bottoming Out: Spring 2009–Autumn 2009
    • The Movement for Financial Regulatory Reform: June–December 2009
    • Depression and Aftershock: 2007–?
  • Part II: What Lessons Have We Learned from the Crisis?
    • The Fragility of Finance
    • Keynes Redux
    • The Economics of Uncertainty
    • The Crisis of Macroeconomics
  • Part III: The Way Forward
    • Reform You Can Believe In
    • America in a World Economy
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Financial Times Financial Book of the Year, 2010
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Jacket: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, from Harvard University Press

“Predictive Policing” and Racial Profiling

While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”