How economic inequality might affect a society's well-being

Economic inequality is a major theme in the American political dialogue. As the country’s wealthiest people continually become richer at the expense of the poor, some research suggests they may actually become less happy and healthy. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the nuanced data and the challenges of evaluating a society’s well-being. Stream your PBS favorites with the…

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Paying the price: Income inequality and coronavirus

Two-thirds of the nation’s wealth is owned by the richest five percent of Americans, while at the same time more than 38 million Americans live in poverty. The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer has been the story of economic inequality for the last 50 years, and COVID-19 appears set to continue the trend. Correspondent Jill Schlesinger…

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What to Do About Economic Inequality?

Oct.10 — The motion: Is it time to redistribute wealth? Intelligence Squared host John Donvan moderates a discussion between former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Allison Schrager. They are on “That’s Debatable.”

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Economic Inequality

A small academic lecture on Economic Inequality. It focuses on the unfairness of income distribution, the industrial revolution, globalisation, present data of inequality and offers some solutions. AEUK Listening Worksheet: https://www.academic-englishuk.com/economic-inequality More tests: https://www.academic-englishuk.com/listening-tests Teacher Membership: https://www.academic-englishuk.com/teacher-membership

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