Income inequality and wealth distribution are still an enormous problem in the United States. The gap between the rich and poor has grown larger as generation X and Y have grown up. Children today are growing up with this consequences of this unseen gap, many born into a world where food stamps and social welfare programs are necessities for survival.
Minimum wages nationwide have been at a stagnant growth rate for years.
What does it mean for them to grow up so very poor? How did we get here? A lot of it has to do with corporate America’s refusal to provide a living wage. Unions have been working non-stop to empower workers in 2013 with a reasonable minimum wage and access to health benefits. It’s an uphill battle with such a gap between wealth and hardship.
- Global Wealth Distribution (eatingthepoor.wordpress.com)
- American middle-class prosperity is pure fantasy (salon.com)
- ‘Wealthy Capitalist Says Minimum Wage should be $15 Hour’ (thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com)