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Why your income increasingly depends on where you live — Class 4
Widening inequalities of place
Good morning, friends.
This week’s class explores why geographic segregation by income, wealth, and race has been on the rise.
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Inequalities that depend on where you live are widening in particularly divisive ways.
To be rich in today’s America means never having to come in contact with anyone who isn’t. To be poor in today’s America means being trapped on islands of poverty from which escape has become more and more difficult.
The questions we’ll focus on today: Why is it becoming easier for the wealthier to segregate from the poorer within a nation? What forms does this segregation take in addition to geographic? What are the consequences? Is this much different from a nation as a whole cutting itself off from others around the world who are poorer?
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