“Economic inequality in America translates into opportunity gaps for too many communities,” said Steve Glickman, executive director of the Economic Innovation Group, an advocacy organization which tries to advance solutions for a more dynamic economy. “Unless policymakers in both parties reframe their priorities, economically distressed communities will continue to experience a downward spiral that results in a loss of faith in the American dream and less healthy and fulfilling lives.”

By: Brian Freeman, Newsmax

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