What caused the wealth gap? – Occupy Wall Street – Salon.com

Another good article on Salon:

For anybody interested in understanding the reasons behind this economic travesty, economist Jeffrey Sachs’ new book, “The Price of Civilization,” is required reading. In the book, Sachs, who has focused much of his career on the developing world and eradicating global poverty, turns his eye homeward to examine the current economic crisis, tracing its roots not to the housing or financial bubbles of the ’00s, but to a shift in Washington toward smaller government that began in the early ’80s and has yet to be reversed.

Sachs talked to Salon over the phone to discuss the ills of small government and Reagan’s trickle-down economics, the Republicans’ and the Democrats’ culpability, and the need for more compassionate talk in politics.

via What caused the wealth gap? – Occupy Wall Street – Salon.com.

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