Income inequality and democracy
Broadcast: Midmorning, 12/12/2011, 10:06 a.m.
Recent Census numbers show the income gap in the United States is at record levels. What will it mean for the future American society if that gap increases, and what will it mean for our democracy?
- Jacob Hacker: Professor of political science at Yale University and resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He is co-author of "Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer, and Turned It's Back on the Middle Class."
- Michael Kazin: Professor of history at Georgetown and author of "American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation."