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Oct. 26, 1825
After eight years and at least 1,000 worker deaths – mostly Irish immigrants – the 350-mile Erie Canal opens, linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
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3 Proposed Solutions for Reducing Economic Inequality
Posted On: Sep 29, 2020
Sept. 29, 2020 | ECONOMIC INEQUALITY | […] Economic inequality in the United States is real and deeply damaging to the living standards of the vast majority of families. But it’s eminently fixable so long as we’re willing to make a pronounced break with policies of the past to make income growth a genuine political priority. The roots of inequality’s rise after 1979 are in U.S. labor markets, particularly in the failure of paychecks for most workers to rise in line with broader measures of economic growth.  The steps to reducing inequality are clear: Rebuild the institutions and policies that provide workers leverage and bargaining power in labor markets, or build new ones… USA Today

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