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New Op-Ed: What’s Wrong with Inequality?

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Income inequality is a big issue these days. It’s going to be one of the main topics of the president’s State of the Union speech on January 28th.

The president’s attention to the issue reflects the entire country’s concern. A recent Pew Research Center poll shows that seventy-six percent of respondents believe that the income gap is growing and almost half of the respondents see that as a problem.

Why are we so invested in the issue?

IFWE staff members Elise Amyx and Jay Richards weigh in on the nation’s concern in a new op-ed published on Townhall.com:

  • What the Bible says about income inequality;
  • Why poverty and income inequality are different;
  • How economic misconceptions influence the debate about income inequality;
  • When income inequality becomes injustice.

They argue,

Rather than fixating on income inequality, then, we should focus on the real problems: poverty, cronyism and the human capacity wasted due to high unemployment…The real divide is between the cronies in Washington and everyone else, including the poor and unemployed.

Read the full article here.

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Photo: President Obama’s State of the Union address in 2010. Courtesy of Blatant World.

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