Growing divide

How Much Do You Really Know About Wealth Distribution?

— Hannah K.
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Most Americans are unaware of how extreme the distribution of wealth in the U.S. is. They do know, however, that their idealized economy would be one in which wealth is well distributed among the rich, poor, and middle class. How can we make their wish a reality, and spread the word about the inequality prevailing in our country?

Go Back to Mayberry?

— Maz
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This is a fun read and a great way to raise community awareness of the real story behind the economic crisis and racial inequality. A friend of UFE sent this letter to the editor of his local paper (The Winchester Star) in response to a misguided attack on immigrants. And it got published! If you grew up on The Andy Griffith Show, you'll enjoy this...

VIDEO: Reflections on Popular Economics Education

— Shannon M.
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Now THIS is how you create a movement. In this video, newly minted Popular Economics Educators offer reflections on their experience at UFE's most recent Training of Trainers Institute.

Eight Reasons You Should Agree With Will Smith on Taxes

— Maz
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"America has been fantastic" to Will Smith. The 43 year-old actor, who makes an average salary of $36 million and has an estimated net worth of $215 million, has "no problem" paying higher taxes for the good of the country. Here are eight reasons why you should agree that the rich should pay higher taxes.

OP-ED: Thirty-Year Forecast Shows Deepening Racial Inequalities

— Maz
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The Trayvon Martin case illustrates that we still have a hard time dealing with issues of race in this country. The issue of racial injustice, coupled with economic injustice, is not likely to fade away. If current trends continue, we will witness widening gaps in income and wealth, as well as in education and incarceration rates.

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