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Is Economic Fairness a Winning Message in 2012?

In the 2012 reelection campaign, President Obama is defining himself in terms of economic fairness. The word “fair” was used nine times in the State of the Union Address, and symbols of economic inequality were on full display (including Warren … Continue reading

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The Co-opted Message of Occupy Wall Street

Emily Matthews is currently applying to masters degree programs across the U.S., and loves to read about new research into health care, gender issues, and literature. She lives and writes in Seattle, Washington. Emily also edits mastersdegree.net a blog on applying … Continue reading

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Is Income Inequality Exaggerated?

The premise of Occupy Wall Street is simple: American society is becoming more unequal as a privileged minority takes control of an increasingly larger share of wealth and power. As I mentioned in my post last week, not all scholars … Continue reading

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The Top 1% in the News

Occupy Wall Street has moderately heightened interest in the rising gap between the top one percent of income earners and the bottom ninety-nine percent. (It’s important to not get carried away on this point… compare this and this chart from … Continue reading

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How the Other Half Eats

Folks, today you can find my blog post “How the Other Half Eats” on one of my favorite food blogs theeatenpath.com. I make the argument that Occupy Wall Street is opening the door to a national conversation about inequalities in … Continue reading

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