Some important people are starting to pay more attention to the gulf between those with means, and those without.
President Obama sounded an alarm over “increased inequality and decreasing mobility” in a landmark speech last week. Pope Francis made headlines for condemning policies he said handicap the poor. Here in San Diego, UC Chancellor Pradeep Khosla has been outspoken about income inequality, and how it might eventually shut more and more people out of a solid education.
He told us last month:
“Right now I’m concerned that we’re at a point right now where your income is deciding more than it should: whether you can go to school or not. And if we keep on going down that path, I think we’ll become a country where only the rich get educated and the poor don’t, and it won’t be the great democracy that it is, and will become in my mind, a Third World country.”
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