Obama's Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality

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Obama's Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality

President Obama's State of the Union address focused on expanding economic opportunities by raising the minimum wage, making college more affordable, and increasing economic mobility.

But during the previous five years of the current economic recovery, income and wealth inequality has not only increased, but accelerated. That's according to economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez.

Now joining The Real News Network to unpack all this is David Cay Johnston. He's a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and a contributor to Newsweek.

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