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This is Not Class Warfare!

Jun 01, 2011 | By Page May

The Mind the Gap! campaign is born out of our belief that wealth inequality reduces everyone’s quality of life, divides our communities, and threatens our democracy—In other words, this issue affects everyone negatively!

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Video #4- The Income Gap

May 20, 2011 | By Page May

From 1979 to 2007, the average, after-tax, inflation-adjusted income of middle-class households increased 25%; for the top 1%, it rose 281%.i
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Left Out to Sea

May 18, 2011 | By Page May

The United States is one of the richest nations on earth, yet, according to the CIA, it ranks 97th in family-income equality.

In fact, the US has greater income inequality than than Egypt, the UK, Nigeria, Sweden, Vietnam, China, India, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, France, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Greece.[i]

To learn more about America's income gap, check-in tomorrow for our newest video! 

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Video #3- Why You Should Mind the Gap!

May 16, 2011 | By Page May

"We’ve talked about what wealth is literally, but wealth is much more than just the amount of money you have left over after you’ve paid your bills. It’s relative. It’s social. It’s abstract. It’s political. Point is, wealth is much much bigger than just what you own minus what you owe. Wealth is power."

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It’s the Inequality, Stupid

May 05, 2011 | By Page May

Eleven charts that explain everything that's wrong with America.

  

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Video #2 - The Wealth Gap

May 05, 2011 | By Page May

We’ve got the second video ready and uploaded! Check it out!

This week, we’re looking at the distribution of wealth- who owns how much?

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Video #1- What is Wealth?

Apr 25, 2011 | By Page May

We recently started filming several educational videos on the wealth gap! Over the next month, a new video will be released every week.The series will cover the basics of the wealth gap and its larger implications.

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Blog: The Great Many Causes, and Concerns, of Economic Inequality

Nov 04, 2010 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Is inequality an inherent characteristic of free market capitalism? Is it ever acceptable? How much is too much- and what do we do about it? These were the questions and topics of an event I attended on Monday at the New America Foundation entitled The United States of Inequality, Causes, Costs, and Consequences. Read more

Blog: Poverty and the Politics of Reelection

Sep 28, 2010 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Why have the politics of reelection overshadowed the urgent needs of people in poverty? Washington seems to be tied up in knots, unable to even talk about – let alone address – the enormous income gap between those who are wealthy and those who are poor. Read more

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