Income Inequality: Fighting the Gap

Poverty and rising income inequality is an issue dominating every corner of the United States, even if some neglect to see it. Income inequality refers to the gap between the richest and everyone else, constantly looming over those who remain at the bottom. Life is expensive, so is school. Currently, the income inequality gap in the United States is the largest in over 50 years. Recent reports are showing that income inequality has grown from 2017 to 2018, despite the apparent economic expansion in the country. This means that despite efforts made, income inequality is going nowhere anytime soon.  So, the richer are getting richer, while those in poverty continue to descend. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. However, the issues with this increasing poverty have continued to evolve, reaching life-threatening levels. For those living in poverty, specifically women, their life expectancy has dropped lower than that of their parents. With the divide widening every day, the rift between our nation has never been more apparent.  Educational Divide For families and students who are on the lower end of the poverty line, this divide has never been more apparent. While schooling has improved in many places, costs have risen alongside these improvements. Laptop fees,...

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  America is standing in the midst of one of its worst drug crises. Opioid overdose has become a leading cause of death, more likely...

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The American Medical Pricing Crisis

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