Ending Extreme Inequality

Ending Extreme Inequality

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Poverty and inequality are at record levels. Today, forty-seven million Americans live in poverty, while the median is in decline. The top 20 percent now controls 89 percent of all wealth. These conditions have renewed demands for a new economic Bill of Rights, an idea proposed by F. D. Roosevelt, Truman and Martin Luther King, Jr. The new Economic Bill of Rights has a coherent plan and proclaims that all Americans have the right to a job, a living wage, a decent home, adequate medical care, good education, and adequate protection from economic fears of unemployment, sickness and old age. Integrating the latest economic and social data, Ending Extreme Inequality explores each of these rights. Each chapter includes: an analysis of the social problems surrounding each right; a historical overview of the attempts to right these wrongs; and assessments of current solutions offered by citizens, community groups and politicians. These contemporary, real-life solutions to inequality can inspire students and citizens to become involved and open pathways toward a more just society.An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty Scott Myers-Lipton. (accessed April 9, 2013), Cindy Long, a€œDoes Class Size Really Matter?, a€ NEA Today, April 20, 2011, ... www.community worksinstitute.org/cwjonline/essays/a_essaystext/ sobeloakland.html (accessed April 12, 2013), Liz Bowie, a€œSmall ... 1 in Test Scores, a€ Aa//more S/m, July 22, 2010, http://articles ... Stanford University, June 2009, http://credo.stanford.edu/reports/multiple choice credo.pdf (accessed April 17, 2013). 58.

Title:Ending Extreme Inequality
Author: Scott Myers-Lipton
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-11-17

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