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Income Inequality And Its Effects

Income Inequality And Its Effects
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been largely organized around the idea that wealth distribution in the United States is unfair. And now a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office appears to confirm one of their central complaints: that as most Americans struggle, the rich are getting exponentially richer. The CBO study found that between 1979 and 2007, the top one percent of Americans with the highest incomes have seen their incomes grow by an average of 275 percent. Joining us to talk more about income inequality and its effects are Boston University political science professor Graham Wilson and MIT political economy professor Michael Piore.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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