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Our entire nation suffers as the gap between those with enormous wealth and most of the rest of the nation continues to widen. Learn more about the causes and consequences of this huge wealth gap -- and give us your input!

Video Contest for Young Justice Seekers

Feb 01, 2012 | By Shannon Hughes

NETWORK and NETWORK Education Program (NEP) are excited to announce the Mind the Gap! contest for young justice seekers. If you Mind the Gap! and are between 18 and 25 - or know someone else who fits this criteria – start thinking about why this gap really matters. Create a short video (5 minutes or less) demonstrating why wealth disparity in the United States is an issue for all of us, and you could win a trip to DC to showcase your video at NETWORK’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.

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Bill Moyers on Inequality

Jan 20, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

Bill Moyers is back on PBS. His first show on January 15 was about inequality, and he plans to continue this topic in future shows.

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Talking to the Rich About Wealth Disparity

Dec 02, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

We all understand intuitively why people with the least amount of wealth should be upset by huge and growing disparity in the United States, but what about that 1%? Or the 0.1%?

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Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Nov 16, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Over 1,000 students and teachers from Jesuit high schools and colleges came together in Washington DC last weekend for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.

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The Vatican and Occupy Wall Street Agree on a Just Economy

Nov 10, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

In the Center for American Progress's blog, Jake Paysour examines the shared priorities of the #Occupy, or OWS, movement and the note released by the vatican late in October. He notes the moral nature of our economic crisis, writing:

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Civic responsibility

Nov 07, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Tuesday Nov. 8, polls will open for special elections in the United States Congress as well as local elections. While it is imperative to vote, it is equally as imperative to be cognizant of our other civic responsibilities.

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Wealth, Inequality & the Great Recession - Did we Learn our History Lesson?

Nov 07, 2011 | By George Vlasits

“In the long run,” as Theodore Roosevelt told his fellow Americans back in 1912, “this country will not be a good place for any of us to live unless it is a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.”

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Mind the Gap Workshop

Nov 03, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

Engage your communities by facilitating a Mind the Gap! workshop.  Everything you need conduct a 90-minute workshop is here:

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Cost of Tax Cuts

Nov 03, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Out of the 116 million households in America, two-thirds of the nation's total income gains from 2002 to 2007 flowed to the top 1 percent of U.S. households (or 1.2 million). Meanwhile, they have been handed over $700 billion in tax breaks. Check out this website to see a live count of the cost.

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Banks, Bail-outs, and the Widening Gap

Oct 27, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

Over the past few months, we have looked at a wide variety of factors that contributed the wealth gap. Check out our newest resource, a handout that will take you on a quick journey through time to examine the role government regulations - or lack thereof - play in contributing to this growing inequaltiy.

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