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“Historically, during recessions and downturns, inequality increases,” said Rohan Williamson, a finance professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. During the pandemic, the jobs most impacted have been service jobs, he explained—and those jobs are more likely to be held by non-white workers.
According to a recent study by the 100 Million Project, nonvoters are twice as likely as active voters to say they do not feel they have enough information about candidates and issues to decide how to vote. This group of nonvoters might believe that it is unethical to vote because they are uninformed. In The Ethics of Voting, political philosopher Jason Brennan argues that uninformed citizens have an ethical obligation not to cast votes, because their uninformed votes can produce results that damage our political system.
Consolidation in the asset management space is due, according to James Angel, an associate professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, who says it’s typical for mature industries to seek economies of scale and scope.