Sunday, November 03, 2013

CNN Report on Income Inequality

"The most unequal place in America," by John D. Sutter, is a really thought-provoking piece on the CNN website.  It focuses on income inequality in the town with the greatest income inequality in the country.  The two items that really stood out for me were these:

Money might not buy happiness but it does frequently buy options and second chances.  It is also related to educational achievement and that, along with avoiding teen parenthood, are important factors in economic stability.

The second was the chart comparing farm subsidies and food stamps.  The average recipient of a farm subsidy receives about seven times the amount of the average recipient of food stamps.


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