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Commentary & Opinion
Source: Palm Beach Post
During a rare interview Saturday with The New York Times, President Barack Obama made a pitch for his economic policies by saying that the income and wealth gap in the United States represents a threat to the country.
Source: Chicago Mag
This morning I woke up to the news that the 1965 Moynihan Report—officially known as The Negro Family: The Case for National Actions, meant to be an internal Johnson Administration report but leaked to the press—had been...
May 31, 2013 Tax Breaks Don't Unfairly Benefit The WealthySource: Investor Business Daily
A new Congressional Budget Office report shows that the rich get most of the benefit from various deductions and credits in the tax code, music to the ears of the soak-the-rich crowd. But since the wealthy pay nearly all the...
May 6, 2013 Does the free market cause wealth inequality?Source: The Daily Caller
The wealth gap is a serious problem. The richest 20 percent of Americans now own 80 percent of the country’s wealth. Over the past three decades, the average American has seen his income either fall or remain flat. Over the same...
April 23, 2013 Our Feelings About Inequality: It’s ComplicatedSource: NY Times
How much do Americans care about rising income inequality? Surveys send mixed signals. In a poll released last year by the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of Americans agreed that there were “strong conflicts between the rich and...
February 25, 2013 How to Revitalize the MiddleclassSource: Larry Checco
My father, who endured the Great Depression, survived World War II and returned home a decorated war veteran, barely had an 8th grade education. But in the 1950s, while my sister and I were growing up, he worked three jobs...
February 20, 2013 Wal-Mart Emails Reveal Customers Under Financial StressSource: Forbes
One wonders if executives at Wal-Mart Stores ever studied the business wisdom of Henry Ford. As we all know, the founder of the Ford famously doubled the wages of his factory worker in 1914, to the shock of other automobile...
January 2, 2013 Does government create a wealth gap?Source: USA Today
In a town that has more people per square mile talking about income inequality than probably any other -- you also find really striking examples of, well, income inequality.
December 27, 2012 So you think the wealth gap is growing? Wrong (UK)Source: The independent
The most peculiar political event of the year was the cut in the top rate of income tax. That was in March, and we haven't heard the end of it yet, not least because it does not take effect until 5 April 2013. Plenty more “tax...
December 3, 2012 Occupy Wall Street? Just defund it.Source: Sreven Pearlstein, Washington Post
A century ago, Louis Brandeis, a distinguished Boston lawyer who would later go on to the Supreme Court, wrote a series of articles in Harper’s Weekly denouncing what he called the “financial oligarchy” on Wall Street that had...
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