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Rightly targeting income inequality

The Washington Post, 8 December 2011
Publié le : 8 décembre 2011
 Editorial board 

INVOKING THE SPIRIT of Teddy Roosevelt, President Obama traveled to Osawatomie, Kan., on Tuesday to underscore two related problems plaguing America: growing income inequality and mounting strains on many of the poor and middle class.

Although it prompted the inevitable accusations about class warfare, Mr. Obama's focus on income inequality is justified. The rungs on the ladder of opportunity, as he said, have grown farther and farther apart. A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) makes clear that the gap between rich and poor is growing throughout the industrialized world.

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