Below the Fold: Why you should care about inequality

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Last week, I talked about how the United Nations is interested in further investigations of income inequality in the U.S.

And you may be asking yourself, “What’s wrong with income inequality?” Especially when you work hard to make a living and live in one of the richest countries in the world.

Well, it turns out… everyone’s health and happiness is on the line.

An overwhelming amount of research has found that gross inequality can destabilize a society and affect all of its inhabitants’, even the rich, health and happiness outcomes.

Catch this week’s episode of Below the Fold to learn why YOU, even for the most selfish of reasons, should care about growing income inequality.

RESOURCES & REFERENCES

US halts cooperation with UN on potential human rights violations

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US Ceases Cooperation With UN Human Rights Special Rapporteurs

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Nikki Haley attacks damning UN report on US poverty under TrumpWhy Everyone Suffers in Unequal Societies

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Robert B. Reich’s Recipe for a Just Society

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US income inequality continues to grow

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Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

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You’re not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth

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More and more companies have monopoly power over workers’ wages. That’s killing the economy.

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The Enemy Between Us: How Inequality Erodes our Mental Health

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Wealth Inequality in America
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‘Inequality for All’ Is Killing the Economy

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