The Policy Drive for Inequality in the United States

inequality-policy-2009-10.pdf

Thanks to Kim Geron

We often see the dramatic increase in inequality in the U.S. as an inevitable consequence of outside forces such as globalization and technology. John Schmitt of the Center for Economic and Policy Research describes and argues that inequality was part of the policy of political elites to drive back workers, people of color, women, the environmental movement and other progressive social movements in the decades previous to the 70's.

The report is attached.