Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 240
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Revised following the 2004 presidential election, a graphic portrait of the growing gap between the rich and everyone else in America. ? In 1968, African Americans earned 55 cents for every dollar of white income. At the current pace, it would take 581 years for African Americans to achieve income parity. ? States including Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia tax food and basic needs at a higher rate than income from investments. ? Welfare for very low income people totaled $193 billion in 2004. Aid to "dependent corporations" exceeded $800 billion. This updated edition of the widely touted Economic Apartheid in America looks at the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States, including tax policy in light of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and recent corporate scandals. Published with two leading organizations dedicated to addressing economic inequality, the book looks at recent changes in income and wealth...