Gordon is a historian of American public policy, with particular expertise in labor, health and urban policies. He has worked extensively with planning and historical organizations in St. Louis on the roots – and implications – of racial segregation. He is also a senior research consultant with the Iowa Policy Project, a state-level affiliate of the Economic Analysis Research Network and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.
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Presents a historical account of the failure of American health policy.
Presents a web-based account, leaning on interactive data visualizations, of the emergence of inequality in modern America.
Presents a reinterpretation of the American response to the Great Depression, focusing on the recasting of business-government relations in the 1920s and 1930s.
Traces the roots of racial segregation and urban decline, from the early 20th century to the present, in Greater St. Louis.