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Monday, May 12, 2014

Inequality

Conservatives should not accept economic inequality as inevitable.  The strength of the United States is "the great American middle class," but that is steadily weakening.   The system today is geared in favor of the affluent or the super rich.  Conservatives should read Hedrick Smith's "Who Stole the American Dream."  Also see my earlier post on George Packer's "The Unraveling."   The gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. is expanding; this has grave consequences for the American Democracy.  Bruce Frohmen's piece identifies the role big government has been playing in exacerbating the problem.  http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/economic-inequality-and-the-hypocrisy-of-power


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