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17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014, Including ‘Goodbye, Middle Class’

Center for American Progress

Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.

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Privatization Boosts Profits for Corporations but Shrinks Middle Class

Privatization Boosts Profits for Corporations but Shrinks Middle Class

According to a new report from In the Public Interest (ITPI)  the practice of outsourcing public services has resulted in growing income inequality and diminished quality of services at the public’s expense. Race to the Bottom: How Outsourcing Public Services Rewards Corporations and Punishes the Middle Class shows how corporate outsourcers have recorded huge profits by cutting corners and slashing worker pay, contributing greatly to decline of the middle class over the last several decades.

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