Zero-Sum Politics in an Age of Austerity

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Zero-Sum Politics in an Age of AusterityIt's no surprise that older Americans have accumulated more wealth and earn more income than their children and grandchildren. But a recent study shows the gap is growing much faster than previously reported. The growing federal deficit and demands for spending cuts create a sense of scarcity that's pitting Americans against one another.  We look at the impact of that and other "fault lines" between Americans in this election year.




Warren Olney