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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!

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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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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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

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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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 grew into a movement of tens of thousands of people across the globe. The 99% made their voices heard on every continent, including Antarctica. Some mocked the Occupy protesters. Others believed the movement would fade quickly. 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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