Growing divide

Take Action Now to Preserve and Strengthen the Estate Tax

— Michael Young
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Tell the your elected officials to preserve and strengthen the estate tax. In the face of the fiscal cliff, raising more revenue from the estate tax is the best solution to avoid painful cuts. Preserving vital social programs (like Head Start, food stamps, and community development block grants) is more important than tax breaks for the top 0.15% of Americans. But this isn’t just about the dollar figures. It’s about our shared values as a society and the creation of equal opportunities for everyone.
 
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Why is Oprah the Only Black Person on the Forbes 400?

— Maz
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Oprah Winfrey is the only African American on the Forbes 400, a list of the wealthiest people in the U.S. In fact, she's one of only six known Black billionaires in the world, and she's the only Black woman with a fortune worth more than a billion dollars. Let's take stock of how truly remarkable it is that Oprah became OPRAH...

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.

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