The bottom 50% of Americans haven’t seen any economic improvement in 34 years and the things that will fix it—higher taxes on the wealthy, stronger unions—aren’t coming any time soon.  Some say inequality is a function of technology and globalization, but it’s also clear that public policy has a role, too. For example, the decline in unionization in the U.S is closely aligned with falling wages among working people. Governments at the federal, state and local levels have the power to make income distribution more unequal, but they also have the power to make economic growth in America more equitable again.

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