The Forces of Income Inequality and Economic Anxiety in the 2016 Presidential Race

October 31, 2016
 One of the issues shaping the election has been economic anxiety brought about by a changing economy and a shift in policy changes over decades that have chipped away at the social safety net. Rutgers Today spoke with William M. Rodgers III, a professor of public policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, about the roots of income inequality and possible solutions to start to close the gap. Williams is the author of a report published by The Century Foundation on the link between food security and an increase in the minimum wage and a recent Economic Policy Institute report on racial and gender earnings inequality.

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