2016 and the Politics of Inequality

A recent Gallup poll found that nearly one in three Americans are dissatisfied with the opportunity to move up and the current system of income and wealth distribution. It’s no surprise, then, that wage stagnation and rising inequality are emerging as potent themes among 2016 presidential hopefuls, even as the economy rebounds and unemployment falls. How is the perennial issue of the “middle class” different in 2016, and how will it animate the policy platforms of candidates from both sides of the aisle? Underwritten by Pearson.

Festival: 2015

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