Economic Inequality: The American Dream under Siege
Economic Inequality: The American Dream under Siege
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Annotation: Looks at the problem of economic inequality, in which millions of Americans don't earn enough money to pay for necessities, upward mobility is harder to achieve, and the rich gain an outsize portion of society's resources.
Catalog Number: #157085
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 128 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-512-43107-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-512-43107-0
Dewey: 339.2
LCCN: 2017032058
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Genre: Economics
Language: English
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 8.0
Interest Level: 9-12
Lexile: 1110L

Millions of Americans don't earn enough money to pay for decent housing, food, health care, and education. Increasingly, families and young people aren't doing better than their parents and grandparents before them. In fact, they're doing worse. And women and minorities earn less than white men. The American Dream is harder to achieve than ever before. Meanwhile, the rich keep getting richer. Many Americans are angry about economic inequality, and many are working on solutions. Readers will learn how state and local governments, businesses, and ordinary citizens--including young people--are fighting to close the gap between rich and poor, to preserve the promises of American democracy, and to give everyone a fair shot at the American Dream.


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