“Rewriting the Rules”: A Sane Framework for Economic Reform

If you’ve been listening to Hillary Clinton’s speeches lately, you’ve heard her say that we need to “rewrite the rules” of our economic system. Her point is that our financial laws now favor the already wealthy and don’t much help the rest of us. Wealth inequality is growing, with most of the nation’s recent economic gains going to the wealthiest 20% of Americans. The wealthiest 1% of Americans are reaping the rewards of our improving economy at an even more disproportionate rate, while those of us in the 99% find our incomes lagging by comparison.

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