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Rightly targeting income inequality

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/08/2011

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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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"Rightly targeting income inequality", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2011. Consulté le 27/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/rightly-targeting-income-inequality