GiftsOur political system has increasingly been working in ways that increase the inequality of outcomes and reduce equality of opportunity. This should not come as a surprise: we have a political system that gives inordinate power to those at the top, and they have used that power not only to limit the extent of redistribution but also to shape the rules of the game in their favor, and to extract from the public what can only be called large “gifts.”

—  The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future (Stiglitz, Joseph E.) —

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Our Warped Political System….