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"A potent chronicle of America's 'extreme inequality, the worst by far of any nation with a modern economy.'"
How bad is it? According to Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David ...
How bad is it? According to Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Cay Johnston, most Americans, in inflation–adjusted terms, are now back to the average income of 1966. Shockingly, from 2009 to 2011, the top 1 percent got 121 percent of the income gains while the bottom 99 percent saw their income fall. Yet in this most unequal of developed nations, every aspect of inequality remains hotly contested and poorly understood.
Divided collects the writings of leading scholars, activists, and journalists to provide an illuminating, multifaceted look at inequality in America, exploring its devastating implications in areas as diverse as education, justice, health care, social mobility, and political representation. Provocative and eminently readable, here is an essential resource for anyone who cares about the future of America—and compelling evidence that inequality can be ignored only at the nation’s peril.
Posted June 6, 2014
I saw the author being interviewed on "The Daily Report" and was curious. The book offers the reader a variety of topics and people that will open your eyes to what's happening in our schools, with jobs, health care, with the level of poverty and minimum wage, along with so much more. Your level of concern given these issues and the politics impacting all of us will increase 10-fold. You'll learn more than you expected and will ask yourself the question, "where do I start, in order to have an impact for the betterment of all?"Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.