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The Income Gap

May 5, 2014

From President Obama to Pope Francis, income inequality -- the widening gap between rich and poor -- is a recurring theme in public discourse in the U.S. and around the world. But what does it really mean? How bad is it and what are its long-term consequences for the emerging generation of American workers? Also: the problem of "income mobility." Our guests: Ken Solow, chief investment officer of Pinnacle Advisory wealth managers in Columbia, Md., Michael Reisch, professor of social justice at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and Barbara Morgan, lecturer in economics at the Johns Hopkins University.

Income inequality in the U.S. has risen steadily in recent decades, prompting movements like Occupy Wall Street.