MEDIAROOTS – Reporting From Outside Party Lines


This article summarizes a BBC news report indicating that wealth disparity in the the United States may be at its worst since the Great Depression.  The article reports various statistics and anecdotes, including the fact that 1/5 of the nation’s wealth is held by 1% of the population, and an interview with child who says her family ate rats because nothing else was available. The article concludes that social mobility may the lowest its ever been, and the “American Dream” is now out of reach for many Americans.


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