Discussion: Income Distribution

How would you define income inequality? How is income inequality measured? What has happened to income inequality in the United States since the end of the Second World War in 1945? What evidence can you provide to support your answer? What are the reasons for the changes in income inequality since 1945.

Suggestion: Click here to visit the Web site for the documentary film Inequality for All. The site enables you to rent or purchase the film, if you choose. Or you can click on “Graphics Package” to download a free copy of informative graphics from the film. Take a look at those. Summarize what you learn, and share your thoughts.