State of Working America

Lawrence Mishel discussed the state of workers and families in America and predicted what would likely happen in the future. He… read more

Lawrence Mishel discussed the state of workers and families in America and predicted what would likely happen in the future. He discussed many topics like real wage loss for families, widening income inequality gap between the poor and rich, and the difference between real and nominal wages. He stressed that, calculated using real wages, working class families have seen a decline in purchasing power. America’s income inequality gap widening, which is already one of the highest in the industrialized world, was also discussed as a bad sign for the future. Viewer questions were taken via telephone and electronic devices. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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State of Working America

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 22, 2012

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  • Sep 22, 2012 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 22, 2012 | 8:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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