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Monday, November 14, 2011

Century Foundation: Americans Favor Action on Inequality

Recently, we seem to be seeing "inequality" discussed over and over from national and international perspectives and now survey data as well.  Interestingly credit for this discussion is given to #OWS.   Surely there are more stories ...

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Occupy Wall Street has put inequality back in the national conversation. Reflecting this change, pollsters have started to ask more questions about this issue. And they are finding—surprise!—the public doesn’t like current levels of inequality and wants action to correct the situation.
In the most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 76 percent agreed and 60 percent strongly agreed that “The current economic structure of the country is out of balance and favors a very small proportion of the rich over the rest of the country. America needs to reduce the power of major banks and corporations and demand greater accountability and transparency. The government should not provide financial aid to corporations and should not provide tax breaks to the rich.”
That’s impressively high support for such a strong statement.
WI 1848 Forward: Century Foundation: Americans Favor Action on #Inequality : #47% #99%

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