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July 18, 2012
David Rosnick is spot on in "Breaking Down the Causes of Income Inequality" (07/16/12), but what about the effects of income inequality? Our research at the Institute for Economics and Peace shows that America's high income inequality—at its highest level since the early 1900s—also strongly correlates with high rates of violence, which costs our economies even more money in terms of lost economic productivity. But don't just take our word for it. The research of economists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett at the Equality Trust, and authors of The Spirit Level: Why Great Equality Makes Societies Stronger, supports this thinking.
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