missile gap, salt mine gap, education gap…

There’s always a gap. I think that this one, however, is real.

The Future of Manufacturing, GM, and American Workers (Part II) | Robert Reich’s Blog

“But we’re in danger of losing ground because too many of our kids, especially those from lower-middle class and poor families, can’t get the foundational education they need. The consequence is a yawning gap in income and wealth which continues to widen. More and more of our working people finds themselves in the local service economy — in hotels, hospitals, restaurant chains, and big-box retailers — earning low wages with little or no benefits. Unions could help raise their wages by giving them more bargaining leverage. A higher minimum wage and larger Earned Income Tax Credit could help as well. “

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