PF Apr ’16 – Income inequality

Yesterday’s articles:

Downward mobility is the new normal for most Americans – Quartz

Given the information in the article above, will either of the options in the resolution really do much?

And a sociologist’s take on the question:

Is There a Better Way to Think About Income Inequality – CityLab

The first two lines at the top of page 5 are worthy of quoting in a round (probably Pro). Do means-tested welfare programs accomplish this, or do they simply re-establish the safety net for the $2/day people at the very bottom? (That figure is mentioned in articles previously posted.)

Update – today’s article:

Holtz – The Panama Papers prove it – America can afford a universal basic income – The Guardian

Definitely a Con argument, and a very income-inequality focus.


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