Proposition: Is Income Inequality a Problem In the United States?

Proposition: Income Inequality Is A Problem In the United States

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Mar 10, 2011

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1 comment:

  1. I will posit a question: why is income inequality a problem? It is a natural result of a free market economy and by definition incomes cannot be equal. To make incomes equal (or to attempt to)would harm the economy such that the result would be detrimental to ALL citizens.