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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!

The economy explained. In 135 seconds!

Jun 27, 2011 | By Page May

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said he could explain the problems with the economy in less than 2 minutes, 15 seconds—and he did it (with illustrations to boot). It’s great! Check it out.

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Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11).

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Wealth Gap Featured on Washington Post's Front Page

Jun 23, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

The front page of Sunday’s Washington Post (6/19/11) included another chilling article about growing disparities in our nation.

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The War on Drugs Turns 40

Jun 16, 2011 | By Page May

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary for the War on Drugs. What does that have to do with the wealth gap?

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Resources Update!

Jun 15, 2011 | By Page May

Check out the new list of resources we have on our ‘Learn More’ page—it features 5 of our favorite publications on the data, history, and/or consequences of the wealth gap.

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Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty

Jun 10, 2011 | By Page May

Article: There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists.

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How Did We Get Here?

Jun 02, 2011 | By Page May

We know there is a wealth gap, but how did it come to be? Is it natural? Inevitable?

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This is Not Class Warfare!

Jun 01, 2011 | By Page May

The Mind the Gap! campaign is born out of our belief that wealth inequality reduces everyone’s quality of life, divides our communities, and threatens our democracy—In other words, this issue affects everyone negatively!

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Vanity Fair Article: We ALL Suffer From Inequality

May 23, 2011 | By Page May

Joseph Stiglitz- "The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live."

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