Developed by Melvin Lerner during the 1960s, the “just-world theory” describes the tendency for people to believe that the world is an inherently fair place. The truth is that we don't live in a just world, and inequality is growing worse along with shrinking social mobility. Read More
The science of the brain can shed some light on the rhetoric surrounding the border surge and the Texas Legislature's policy decisions.
For insights into the thinking behind the Texas Legislature’s proposed border policy—which amounts to more boots, guns and money—we look to the science of the brain. Mind you, left-brain/right-brain dominance won’t explain the record $815 million in proposed border security … Read More
Talk of miracles ignores the multitudes who make Texas a national leader in low-paying work. Read More
Less obvious was the border as a place, home to millions of people charting a future within the paradox that is the border—desperately poor but highly lucrative; largely ignored while occupying a mythical place in the popular imagination. Read More