Rodricks: The right’s response to record income inequality: Cut food stamps

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren keep pointing to the record level of income inequality in the United States, the highest it has been since the Census Bureau started measuring it 50 years ago, and, in reaction, defenders of the plutocracy throw penalty flags. When Sanders and Warren talk about taxing the rich, their critics accuse them of trying to confiscate wealth from the nation’s biggest winners, the movers and shakers who make America great. Constantly reminding voters about income inequality is bad for the country, they say. It’s divisive. It’s class warfare. (Balt. Sun)

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