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Mind the Gap!

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 Spirit Level

Jun 30, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Many of us at NETWORK were intrigued by The Spirit Level – Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, the book that shows why a less-equal society is bad for everyone.

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New Quiz:The Global Gap!

Jun 29, 2011 | By Page May

Test you knowledge of international wealth disparity with this new quiz!

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Act Now! Sign Our Petition to President Obama

Jun 29, 2011 | By Page May

We call on President Obama to convene a White House Summit to explore the causes and consequences of the current wealth gap in the United States, and develop a response.

We, the American people, need to know that our government is actively working to address the growing wealth-gap crisis. We are ready to work with our elected officials to help make our government and our economy work for all of us.

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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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Man Allegedly Robs Bank of $1 to Get Health Care in Jail

Jun 22, 2011 | By Page May

The wealth gap creates desperate conditions for low-income Americans. 

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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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