Today on Your Call: What are the causes of rising inequality in the United States?

May 15, 2012

 On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with noted economist and author James Galbraith about his new book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. Today, the top 1 percent controls 40 percent of the wealth in the US. How did we get here? Join us at 10 or email  What needs to be done to narrow the wealth gap? And how does inequality affect economic growth? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


James Galbraith, Professor of Economics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin 

Web Resources:

William K. Black, CNN: Why JPMorgan gets away with bad bets

The Stanford University: 20 Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know

Dave Gilson and Carolyn Perot, Mother Jones: It's the Inequality, Stupid

Brad Plumer Washington Post: How economists have misunderstood inequality: An interview with James Galbraith