The Price of Inequality – Part I

October 23rd, 2012

As the Presidential campaign comes to its climactic conclusion, we’ve noticed that one important topic has been avoided by both parties. What is the price millions of American’s pay for inequality? Inequality that’s not just economic, although that is clearly an issue, but inequality in mobility. The American dream is that everyone has equal opportunity, but that has all but disappeared. Inequality doesn’t stop with the economic gap between the classes. It extends to health care, education and social justice.
Business Maters explores the issues of inequalitiy in a two part series that concludes next week.

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Guests

Jon Wisman

Jon Wisman is Professor of Economics at American University in Washington, DC, and writes on issues of inequality, labor, and social economics.

He is co-author of the Huffington Post piece, It’s the Inequality Stupid and “Inequality, Social Respectability, Political Power, and Environmental Devastation,” Journal of Economic Issues.

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Aaron Pacitti

 

Aaron Pacitti is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Siena College. He is the co-author of the Huffington Post piece,  It’s the Inequality Stupid.

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Linda McQuaig

Linda McQuaig, the co-author of “Billionaires’ Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality“. She is the author of seven Canadian best sellers and winner of a National Newspaper Award. She has been a national reporter for the Globe and Mail, a senior writer for Maclean’s magazine, and a political columnist for the Toronto Star.

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