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Why Inequality Matters and What Can Be Done About It

Why Inequality Matters and What Can Be Done About It
In the past, when our country reached these extremes of inequality, at the end of the 19th century, in the gilded age, or in the Roaring 20s, it pulled back from the brink. It enacted policies and programs that provided hope that the American dream could return to being a reality. We are now at one of these pivotal points in history. I hope we once again will make the right decisions. Read more

Is the Debt Ceiling Constitutional? The Debt Limit Option President Obama Can Use

By BRUCE BARTLETT, The Fiscal Times April 29, 2011 Debt Ceiling: Complete Coverage The vast majority of those commenting on raising the federal debt limit are certain that Congress will act in time to forestall a debt default, which would occur if the Treasury lacked sufficient cash to pay interest due that day or to redeem maturing securities. The smart money says that Congress could not possibly be so stupid as to permit a default and will ... Read more