The Cost of Inequality in America

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David Dante Troutt looks at the cost of inequality in the country. He writes of the problems facing working- and middle class-communities: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, failing schools, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures, and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise: The Cost of Inequality and the Vision for a More Equitable America, he argues that adopting policies that take all class levels into consideration.