Major Causes: Unemployment, Low Wages, and Disproportionate Rewards for the Few
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Inaugural Address, January 1937.
Basic family budget calculator, Eco. Policy Institute
Striking new research on inequality: ‘Whatever you thought, it’s worse’ Swanson, Wash. P.
Neoliberal epidemics: How inequality makes us sick, Schrecker, SHP 8/16
“Inequality made the Great Recession worse (especially for the poor),” Mitman et al, VoxEu 8/16 [see their table on share of income spent by wealth quintile]
Invisible Inequality: The Two Americas of Military Sacrifice, 8/16
The Ever Growing Gap: Without Change, African-A & Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries 8/16
Why inequality is worse for your wallet than a weak economy, Review of Blivens, Tankersley, Wash. Post, 6/16
A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality [rev.], 7/15/15 Stone et al, CBPP
Mr. Moneybags Gets More Out of Social Security, Irwin, NYT 4/16