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Why Income Inequality Is America’s Biggest (and Most Difficult) Problem

By Sean McElwee — October 26, 2014

But, here’s the problem: The same political forces that allowed the 1 percent to take our political system hostage have only worsened in the past decade. As Nick Hanauer notes… more

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Opportunity Lives


By Carrie Sheffield — October 24, 2014

MANHATTAN — “Working hard is the backbone of the American Dream,” words from progressive economist Elise Gould’s opening statement in Wednesday’s Intelligence Squared debate about inequality hold bipartisan appeal. Yet… more

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Recent Income Gains Have Gone to the Rich

By Bloomberg TV — October 23, 2014

“Unintended Consequences” Author Edward Conard, Economic Policy Institute Economist Elise Gould and Bloomberg View Columnist Mohamed El-Erian discuss the Intelligence Squared U.S. income inequality debate on “In The Loop.” El-Erian’s… more


What the Intelligence Squared Inequality Debate Missed—The Politics of Inequality

By Sean McElwee — October 23, 2014

Last night, I had the honor of attending an Intelligence Squared debate on the proposition that, “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility.” It was an engrossing debate.… more

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Income Inequality Doesn't Harm Upward Mobility, Scholars Argue

By Meagan Clark — October 23, 2014

The debate, hosted by Intelligence Squared U.S., pitted Winship and Conard against Elise Gould, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer. Gould and Hanauer argue… more

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