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Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Income Inequality and the End of the Middle Class

Aug 08, 2015 | 20 videos
Video by The Atlantic

A recent Gallup poll found that nearly one in three Americans are dissatisfied with the opportunity to move up and the current system of income and wealth distribution. As a result, rising inequality is emerging as a central theme among 2016 presidential hopefuls, even as the economy rebounds and unemployment falls. How is the perennial issue of the “middle class” different in 2016, and how will it animate the policy platforms of candidates from both sides of the aisle? A panel of experts debate the issue.

This discussion took place at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.

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