Income inequality does matter

Despite its emergence as a concern in the 2012 presidential campaign, the issue of income inequality does not bother most of us. Maybe we haven't thought about it enough. A recent Gallup Poll found that only 46% believe it "extremely important" or "very important" for the federal government to enact policies that would reduce the gap between rich and poor. Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Mar. 27, 2012

Thoughtful opinion on how income inequality threatens both free markets and democracy, by journalism professor Philip Meyer at the University of North Carolina. This article cites extensive factual evidence from a variety of credible sources to document the growing gap between rich and poor and the lack public awareness about this issue. Highly recommended.

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - Mar. 28, 2012

A good article, and political. Many American politicians are opposed to taxing the wealthy more like they used to be taxed just a couple of decades ago, and that fueled the inequality. At least, the professor's message is like that if not the exact words. This article uses many data and references, but even then, who cares! And the readers are differing as if it's a matter of debate! A wild dream: Had the American academia revieweed this article!

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Katie Boswell
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by Katie Boswell - Mar. 28, 2012

Recommended overview of why income inequality matters. A lot of research has been conducted on this subject and this article skims the surface of a complex field. In fact, income inequality has been linked to a range of social ills, from worse health outcomes to increased crime. Nonetheless, this is an excellent introduction to a subject that does not receive enough attention in the mainstream media.

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Carl Southward
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by Carl Southward - Mar. 28, 2012

informative good information plain speaking.

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