The One Percent

The One Percent

by Duchess Harris JD, Ph.D., Carla Mooney


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Discussions of social and economic class have taken center stage in the modern American political landscaped Activists chant about the greed of the people they describe as "the one percent." Middle-class workers face industries changing rapidly due to offshoring and automation. The poorest people struggle for survival every day. With these realities, some are questioning the truth of the conventional American dream-the belief that with hard work, Americans of any class can achieve anything. Assess the facts and decide for yourself in the Class in America series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532114106
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Abdo Class in America Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Who are the One Percent? 4

Chapter 2 Wealth Inequality in America 18

Chapter 3 What Causes Income and Wealth Inequality? 32

Chapter 4 Effects of Wealth Inequality 46

Chapter 5 Race and Ethnicity 56

Chapter 6 The Gender Wealth Gap 68

Chapter 7 What Should be Done? 78

Chapter 8 The Future of the One Percent 90

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Authors 112

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