Poverty & Income Inequality

Poverty & Income Inequality

The 1% Doth Protest Too Much

The 99% in the U.S. happen to be the ones that go to work everyday and actually do everything: design and engineer the products; manufacture, sell, distribute, repair and maintain the products; and provide all the services we rely on that make companies successful and grow, share valuation grow, and hence, shareholders wealthy. So when some CEOs (the 1%) earn more than 1,000 times the median salary of their employees, maybe the 1% shouldn’t be surprised when workers say respectfully, “What’s up with that?”

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Big Questions

The more unequal a society, the more upheaval.

Is it income inequality we are unhappy about? Or is it more about fairness, justice, and opportunity inequality when money tips the scale for the wealthy?

Is inequality in America irreversible?

Should the Federal Minimum Wage be increased to $15/hour?

What happens when you give basic income to the poor?

Should the mega-wealthy commit to reducing the destructive effects of economic inequality?

Is eviction an epidemic in the U.S.?

Why are so many Americans afraid/against socialism?

What is the lesser of evils?

  • Socialism‘s potential to narrow our staggering worldwide economic inequality?
  • Capitalism‘s potential to create jobs and lift people out of poverty? or,
  • A Hybrid’s potential to balance and blend the best features of both economic systems?

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