Professor Andrew Vogel
The United States of America is the world’s hotspot when it comes to income and wealth inequality. The wealthiest Americans are accumulating more and more wealth everyday while most Americans, who fall somewhere around middle-class, remain struggling and stagnant. The United States’ unchecked and deregulated system of capitalism is the root cause of our country’s inequities along with our government’s refusal to set aside self-interests and biases in order to combat these issues. From the inequality caused by rouged American systems larger issues are created that lead to complications in health, wages, standard of living, and race relations within our nation. Transitioning our nation to a friendlier version of capitalism while ensuring healthcare for all citizens and fair taxes will help curb the effects of the country’s income and wealth inequality.
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Maier, Matthieu, "A Letter to the United States Government on Wealth and Income Inequality" (2020). English Department: Research for Change - Wicked Problems in Our World. 31.
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