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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.
"Misperceptions About the Magnitude and Timing of Changes in American Income Inequality" by Robert Gordon, National Bureau of Economic Research
"Why wealth inequality isn't a bad thing " by Jim Iuorio, CNBC
"Income Inequality Is the Wrong Focus For Government Policy" by Michael Tanner, The New York Times
WATCH | "Joan Walsh: The Future Is About Redistribution And People Dealing With Income Inequality" on RealClearPolitics
About the guests
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...
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...
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...
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...