Ending Extreme Inequality
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Show Summary: Economists may disagree on cause and cure, but they agree America’s middle class is vanishing - some tiny percentage achieving riches, the vast majority becoming lower-class or impoverished. Could the answer be in a new bill of rights? The right to a job; the right to a home; the right to a decent wage - what if these were guaranteed? Scott Myers-Lipton of San Jose State University founded the successful effort to raise San Jose’s minimum wage to $10. He discusses his new book, Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty (Paradigm Publishers, April 2015.)