Sunday, March 10, 2013

Video: Wealth Inequality in America

This six minute video has been circulating around the Internet. It exposes the growing income disparities between the bottom (nearly most Americans) and the top 1%. It is imperative that social workers (with skills in advocacy, policy research, and capacity building) speak up against wealth inequality, which threatens to undermine this great nation. Americans should tell their elected representatives that we need a thriving middle-class and progressive safety net for the poor and vulnerable. Giving tax breaks to the rich while letting everyone else suffer (excessive debt, foreclosure, outsourcing, and redlining) is not the answer.

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