Can Inequality in America Get Any Worse?

PBS Frontline has a special airing on Tuesday night (7/9/13) on our growing inequality issues. Check out the trailer for that program.

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I encourage you to watch that program and if you feel so inclined, I’ve linked out to a handful of related articles below.

It seems we’ve allowed ourselves to fall into a reverse Robin Hood economic mess and we’ve got to be better informed if we’re going to pull ourselves out of it. (And that’s to say nothing to of the growing challenges of resource constraints which further complicate matters.) The chart below shows the trend of our Gini Coefficient over the past four plus decades.

Are you ready to “Embrace the shake?”

I had the pleasure of meeting Phil Hansen (@Philinthecircle) at the recent Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego. Phil is an artist who had to overcome, well, I should probably leave the story to him. I’ll just say that I was inspired by his talk, and that I think you’ll come away from watching this with a new perspective on limits.