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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!

Guest Blogger- The Budget Reflects Our Values

May 20, 2011 | By Page May

Father John S. Rausch is a guest blogger over at NETWORK this week!  His piece, The Budget Relects Our Values, discusses growing inequality, taxes, and budget policies in the context of faith, community, and the common good.

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Video #4- The Income Gap

May 20, 2011 | By Page May

From 1979 to 2007, the average, after-tax, inflation-adjusted income of middle-class households increased 25%; for the top 1%, it rose 281%.i
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Video #3- Why You Should Mind the Gap!

May 16, 2011 | By Page May

"We’ve talked about what wealth is literally, but wealth is much more than just the amount of money you have left over after you’ve paid your bills. It’s relative. It’s social. It’s abstract. It’s political. Point is, wealth is much much bigger than just what you own minus what you owe. Wealth is power."

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Video- What Does the Wealth Gap Sound Like?

May 13, 2011 | By Page May

Learn about the growing wealth divide in the United States through a creative exercise linking sound with inequality.

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The Income Gap - Navy SEALS vs CEOs

May 12, 2011 | By Page May

From Mother Jones:

Your average American CEO makes more than 200 times your average Navy SEAL.

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Fact Sheet - Wealth Gap 101

May 06, 2011 | By Page May

The top 1% owns more than 90% of us combined!     

The wealthiest 10% of the population owns over ¾ of the nation’s wealth!

Learn more about the facts with the Wealth Gap 101 info sheet.

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It’s the Inequality, Stupid

May 05, 2011 | By Page May

Eleven charts that explain everything that's wrong with America.

  

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Video #2 - The Wealth Gap

May 05, 2011 | By Page May

We’ve got the second video ready and uploaded! Check it out!

This week, we’re looking at the distribution of wealth- who owns how much?

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Quiz: Who Owns America?

May 03, 2011 | By Page May

How big is the wealth gap? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

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How Much is a Billion?

Apr 28, 2011 | By Page May

Truthout.org published a great article discussing what you can buy with $1 billion.

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