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Scott Allard Discusses Increasing Income Inequality in the U.S.

Posted: 1/16/2018 (CSDE in the News)

Affiliate Scott Allard, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, wrote a recent opinion piece for The Hill that addresses our nation’s rising income inequality. According to Allard, conclusions from recent findings about trends for wealth inequality and wage growth “resemble language more commonly used to describe sea level rise and climate change: The forces of inequality are becoming stronger with more intense and extreme consequences.” Allard goes on to describe the similarities between income inequality and climate change—in the context of policy making—issues which affects millions of Americans on a daily basis, are vast in scale, have complex roots, and for which “current federal policy provides no relief.” The full article is accessible below.

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