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Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:18 AM

What Will Reversing Inequality Really Take?

from Too Much: A Commentary on Excess and Inequality:

What Will Reversing Inequality Really Take?
February 2, 2014

In the fierce debate over our top-heavy distribution of income and wealth, egalitarians have vanquished both inequality’s deniers and defenders. Now the debate is shifting to the most pivotal question of all.

By Sam Pizzigati

America’s ongoing debate over economic inequality may be turning a new page.

In the debate’s first chapter, starting the 1980s, scholars, pundits, and policy makers did battle over whether the United States was becoming more unequal.

We still have some “denialists” floating around in right-wing think tank circles. But this debate has essentially ended. No serious analyst any longer argues that the gap between America’s rich and everyone else hasn’t jumped substantially.

The debate’s second chapter — over the impact of 21st-century America’s grand concentrations of private wealth — is still playing out. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://toomuchonline.org/what-will-reversing-inequality-really-take/#sthash.8PHiYhSx.dpuf

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