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The top 10% in America took more than HALF of the country’s total income in 2012, and the pay ratio of CEO to average worker grew from 20-1 in 1965 to 273-1 last year. Is income & wealth inequality the defining challenge of our time? Who’s responsible for the growing gap between the haves & the have-nots? Is it the government’s place to step in and shrink this gap, or is it up to the free market? Join the conversation at 7:30pmET.
Tonight on The Stream, we'll speak to:
Lori Sanders @Lori_SuLin
Policy Analyst, R Street Institute
Randall Amster @randallamster
Director, Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University
Darrick Hamilton @DarrickHamilton
Associate Professor of Urban Policy at The New School
What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.