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Old 06-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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Malik Jackson

What it means is that the system is set up in such a way that, not only is the income inequality in America the worst in the industrialized world (right up there with Singapore), but the system is a self-feeding loop. The disparity will continue to grow and grow. More wealth will get funneled to the top 1% while opportunities for citizens continue to decline. Even some of the highly skilled and educated will get kicked to the curb as technology replaces them. The latest report on higher education says college is already out of reach for many in the middle class, and will only get worse. In other words, the American dream, the underlying ideological support of our country, is being eroded out from under us. No empire in history survives the loss of its core reason for being.
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