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Why rich people use so much more energy

Here’s a simple and important fact for the fight against climate change: Wealthy people consume more energy and, consequently, are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than less wealthy people. And as income and wealth inequality have risen across the world for the past 40 years, the wealthy have consumed more and more relative to their

Does income inequality hurt economic growth?

Income inequality is on the rise. Many economists take it as given that inequality does economic harm. But for something that has become conventional wisdom, there is surprisingly little evidence to make a definitive case that income inequality is bad for the economy. First, the facts: Income inequality has worsened significantly in both the US and

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Economists Warn Of Dangers Of Surging Income Inequality – The Ring of Fire Network

Economists in the United States have been paying close attention to the income gap in this country, and they’re warning us that it is spiraling out of control. And the problem only appears to be getting worse before Trump takes office. The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this. "Economists from UC Berkeley as well

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