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Should the Government Narrow the Income Gap (Part II)?

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The recent frustrations voiced by protesters on the left and the right are not only about massive income inequality but even more so due to the lack of economic opportunities. People feel they are stuck in place and can’t get ahead. There is ample evidence that income inequality today is decidedly worse than several decades ago, and that economic mobility is slowly evaporating for too many American families. The promise that the next generation will do better than previous ones rings hollow for many families today.

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This article was originally published in NPR.

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