wealth gap

San Francisco Grapples With a Widening "Wealth Gap"

Mar 25, 2014

Can San Francisco become more affordable?  According to the Brookings Institute, San Francisco's "wealth gap" has widened at a faster rate than that of any other city in the United States.  Host Joseph Pace and a panel of experts explore the implications of the accelerating economic division in San Francisco.

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.  The latest census data shows that 46 million Americans ae now living in poverty. At the same time, social safety nets are being dismantled. Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What will it take to seriously tackle this issue? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and You.

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Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.

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 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 feedback@yourcallradio.org.  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.

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The On Today's Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about the economic realities of white, black and brown Americans. According to the Pew Research Survey, two out of three Americans now perceive strong social conflicts over the income gap — up sharply from two years ago. Do the changing realities of our economy mean that class divides are becoming more critical than race or nationality? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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