Introducing the Great Divergence
Timothy Noah kicked off this series by looking at whether race, gender, or the breakdown of the nuclear family affected income inequality, and then he examined immigration, the technology boom, federal government policy, the decline of labor unions, international trade, whether the ultra wealthy are to blame, and what role the decline of K-12 education has played. In conclusion, Noah explained why we can't ignore income inequality.
Here are the direct links to the other pages of this very interesting series:
2- The Usual Suspects Are Innocent
3- Did Immigration Create the Great Divergence?
4- Did Computers Create Inequality?
5- Can We Blame Income Inequality on Republicans?
6- The Great Divergence and the Death of Organized Labor
7- Trade Didn't Create Inequality, and Then It Did
8- The Stinking Rich and the Great Divergence
9- How the Decline in K-12 Education Enriches College Graduates
10- Why We Can't Ignore Growing Income Inequality