Economic Inequality–Not Just an Economic Matter

This is not only a national phenomenon–the culture of political infighting and citizen discontent–but is fully manifested in Miami-Dade and Coral Gables politics.  Democracies solve these impasses by overturning the existing order by elections.

It’s no coincidence that polarization of income distribution in the United States coincides with a polarization of the political process. Just as income inequality has eroded any sense that we are all in this together, it has also eroded the political consensus necessary for effective government. There can be no better proof of that proposition than the current election cycle, in which the last of the moderates are being driven from the political process and the most likely prospect is for years of ideological warfare and political gridlock.

via The costs of rising economic inequality.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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