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How do Americans feel about inequality, anyway?

Lawrence Jacobs provides analysis on public opinion of economic ineqaulity.

In their new book "Class War? What Americans Really Think about Economic Inequality," Benjamin Page and Lawrence Jacobs put together survey data and make a convincing case that this cynical story is not a fair summary of public opinion in the United States. Actually, most Americans--Democrats and Republicans alike--support government intervention in health care, education, and jobs, and are willing to pay more in taxes for these benefits....

The League
April 15, 2012

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