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MIND THE GAP! Blog
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!

Faces of Occupy DC

Oct 26, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Occupy Wall Street began with a few hundred people protesting the greed of Wall Street in Zuccotti Park in New York City. It has now grown into a movement of tens of thousands of people across the globe. The 99% have made their voices heard on every continent, including Antarctica. Some have mocked the Occupy protesters. Others believe the movement will simply fade away over time. However, the reality is the underlying concerns driving the movement will not fade away.

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Blast from the Past: The Reality of Tax Breaks

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

As those in Congress continue to debate solutions to stabilize our economy, we must be cognizant and reflective about past policies that have failed the American people.

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Income Gap Continues to Widen – Shouldn’t It Be Decreasing?

Oct 21, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

The wealth gap in the United States has grown larger, and the ugly beast is not done growing.

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Occupy Together: Mind the Gap! Hits the Streets

Oct 07, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

We are citizens, professionals, students, activists, parents, unemployed workers, voters, and the underrepresented who represent the 99%. We are interested in separating money from politics and improving the country’s infrastructure to fix healthcare, education, environment and the economy . . . Together, we can shift power away from the top 1% and back to the people.”

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Inequality Hurts: The Unhealthy Side Effects of Economic Disparity

Sep 30, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

In this ten minute segment from Wednesday's NewsHour on PBS, Paul Solman investigates the repercussions wealth disparity has on our health. His search leads him to conversations with "epidemiologists, former six-figure income earners who are chronically unemployed and poor teenagers who struggle with inequality each day" as well as Dr. Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level.

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The Reality of Tax Breaks for Wealthy Businesses and Individuals

Sep 29, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

Yesterday afternoon, I attended a lunch meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building entitled “Are Investment Incentives Necessary in Corporate Tax Reform?” with Donald Marron, the director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Rob Atkinson, from the Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Michelle Hanlon, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wall Street and the Wealth Gap

Sep 27, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week hundreds to thousands of (mostly) young folks began an occupation of Wall Street to protest the growing wealth gap

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Smithsonian Racism Exhibit Promotes Reflection

Sep 23, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

This past Wednesday, the NETWORK staff ventured to the National Museum of Natural History to visit the new exhibit on racism, entitled, “Race: Are We So Different.”

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“Class Warfare” – What Nonsense

Sep 23, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

How appalling that the cry of “class warfare!” is currently drowning out reasonable people who say that all groups in our nation should pay our fair share in taxes -- and that includes millionaires and billionaires!

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NPR on "Mending" the Wealth Gap

Sep 16, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

In the midst of disheartening data regarding the rise of inequality in our nation, it is encouraging that some communities are taking time to mind the gap by working on measures to mend it. This piece by NPR highlights a new program that encourages lower-income youth to achieve a higher education.

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