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Income Inequality: New Gilded Age or Age of Opportunity?

Air Date: Jul 24, 2016

About this episode

The panel explores the consensus view that the United States is becoming a more economically unequal society but diverges on cause and appropriate responses, if any.

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About the guests

Robert Gordon

Economist and professor, Northwestern University

Robert Gordon is a macroeconomist with a particular interest in unemployment, inflation, and both the long-run and cyclical aspects of labor productivity. He is the author of a textbook in intermediate macroeconomics, now in its 12th edition, and has completed a new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, published by the Princeton University...

Joan Walsh

National affairs correspondent, The Nation & political analyst, MSNBC

Joan Walsh is The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political contributor. She is the author of What’s the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America, which the Philadelphia Daily News called “one of the best books of 2012 – and even more relevant now.” Author Anne Lamott described it as “a brilliant and...

Jim Iuorio

Managing Director, TJM Institutional Services

Jim Iuorio is a managing director of TJM Institutional Services and a veteran futures and options trader. The majority of Jim's 30-year career has been spent brokering futures and options trades for large institutional clients in equity indexes, interest rate products, commodities and foreign exchange. His recommendations to clients blend...

Michael Tanner

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Michael Tanner is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute where he heads research into a variety of domestic policies with a particular emphasis on poverty and social welfare policy, health care reform, and Social Security. Tanner is the author of numerous other books on public policy, including Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement...