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Income Inequality

A Google bus was blocked yesterday in a protest that highlights the ever growing difference between the richest and poorest in the United States.  Contrary to popular belief, this is not so much a result of government policies designed to help the rich as it is the result of powerful forces changing the world, in particular globalization and the exponential growth of information technologies.  We need to find a way to counter this ever-growing divide while at the same time leaving markets and business free to continue their rapid growth and innovation.  I proposed one possibility in my essay on the U.S. Federal Budget, Taxes, & Jobs.

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