WEALTH, POVERTY, AND INEQUALITY - UNITED STATES

"It is clear that inequality can be a serious threat to social and political stability. There is a growing recognition, however, that it can also threaten sustained growth. There is literature exploring the links between growing inequality and economic shocks and crises (Bordo and Meissner, 2012), a connection that appears to be closely associated with the greater economic and political weight of unregulated financial flows and markets (UNCTAD, 2012). [...] Inequality is not a matter of fate or chance and can be reversed through policies and reforms." - UN Chronicle

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LEARNING RESOURCES

Introduction

Racial Economic Inequality

Gender Economic Inequality

Tax Policy and Economic Inequality

Child Poverty

The Role of Infrastructure in American Poverty