A Bad Feeling About Inequality

After a certain point, what they say is true: Money can't buy happiness.

Happiness -- what's it worth to you?

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The hot topic in economic policy discussions is inequality. Lots of kinds of inequality have been increasing in the U.S. -- income, wealth, housing, longevity and almost everything else. New data has caused economists and the public to become more alarmed about the extent of the rise, and has allowed people to start having a productive discussion about causes and solutions.

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