Income Inequality

Just can’t get enough on income inequality? We understand. Here’s some highlights from today’s discussions to put your holiday cheer in perspective:

On this morning’s Where We Live, WNPR’s John Dankosky explored a new plan to address income inequality with guest Ian Ayres, a Yale law professor and economist. They even cited the great data of our good friends at CT Voices. http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/node/17492

Another report shows the impact of inequality on children. In Diverging Pathways, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development discusses need to close the racial wealth gap. From 1994 to 2007, the wealth gap between white and black households with children increased by $22,000 -almost doubling from $25,000 to $47,000. How much worse wider will the gap be if we don’t do something about it?

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