How the Supreme Court Made Income Inequality a Whole Lot Worse
Economic inequality is now firmly on the public agenda as candidates and voters alike look for someone to blame for stagnant wages, entrenched poverty and a widening gap between rich and poor.
Bernie Sanders blames Wall Street. Donald Trump points his finger at companies moving overseas. Hillary Clinton identifies middle-class families who are working harder but staying in place as the root cause.
While all these factors and others helped increase inequality, they overlook the role of a key American institution that has also helped widen the gap between rich and poor: the Supreme Court.
Michele Gilman, How the Supreme Court Made Economic Equality a Whole Lot Worse, The Conversation (Mar. 30, 2016), https://theconversation.com/how-the-supreme-court-made-economic-inequality-a-whole-lot-worse-56416.