public opinion

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Our ‘Stealth Politics’ of Inequality

Average Americans today have essentially zilch influence on public policy. You don’t need to trust your gut on that. Northwestern University political scientist Benjamin Page has the data.

Inequality’s Impact: A New Debate Opens

If the wealth of the wealthy really bothered Americans, flacks for grand fortune enjoy declaring, our political system would be shaking something fierce. They don’t see a whole lot of shaking. Should we? Read more . . .

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America’s Unknown Silent Egalitarian Majority

The GOP convention in St. Paul totally — and predictably — ignored the reality of America’s ever more flagrantly skewed distribution of income and wealth. Smart politics? We have the surprising answer.