4 Articles by: Tarun Banerjee

Tarun Banerjee is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is coauthor of the new book Levers of Power: How the 1% Rules and What the 99% Can Do About It (Verso, July 2020).

How Local Civil Rights Protests Produced an Increase in War on Poverty Spending

Three social scientists crunched the numbers and found that counties where the Civil Rights Movement was active received almost 50 percent more War on Poverty spending than those counties that didn’t — and the more active the movement, the more funding received. It confirms what the Left has long argued: protests get the goods.