connecting the dots on a growing divide

Top Read: The State of Our Union’s Inequality

This veteran analyst will be cheering if President Obama uses the State of the Union address to urge a higher minimum wage. But unless he also tackles the concentration of America’s wealth, she notes, our extreme inequality will remain with us.

Top Read: The economic imperative

Creating a more equal distribution of the economic pie, before taxes and safety net transfers, has become an economic necessity increasingly acknowledged even in the most unexpected of quarters.

Top Read: U.S. wealth gap grew during recession

Figures for 2010, the just-released first annual Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality report notes, show that wealth inequality is running higher than any level recorded in our recent past.

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