Saturday, November 01, 2014

Oxfam America on inequality

Extreme inequality and poverty
Hardworking people can't get ahead when the rules are set against them.

What's wrong
The rigged rules of our economic and political system hold our economy back and make it tough for hardworking people to get ahead. Extreme inequality destabilizes global economies and pushes more and more people into poverty.

Making it right
Practical, smart reforms can level the playing field: Closing tax loopholes; increasing the federal minimum wage; using oil, gas, and mineral revenues responsibly; and ensuring the voices of hardworking people are not drowned out by special interests will all help reduce inequality.

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