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Over the past few days and weeks and months, there has been much talk about wealth and economics. Why is there such a divide between the rich and the poor? Should social programs be offered for those with less? What role does the government play in all of this?
The divide between the rich and poor, the haves and the have-nots is so often referred to as class warfare or a class struggle. Class warfare is defined as the tension and struggle between different economic class, most notably, the poor fighting to survive.
Since 1979 and the beginnings of trickle-down economics, this gap has gotten wider and wider. The rich keep getting richer as the poor keep getting poorer.
But what is the reason for this? Who is to blame, or are there people that are perpetuating this cycle of inequality? What can be done to bring about economic justice in the United States?
My guest this week on A Community of Voices, is Congressman Barney Frank. Congressman Frank is a member of the US House of Representatives, representing the 4th District of Massachusetts.
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