WCPN: Jason Johnson on the Wealth Gap

Hiram College Professor Jason Johnson was interviewed by The Sound of Ideas on WCPN for a segment on income inequality.

Cities tend to be hubs of the extreme when it comes to income.  In an urban center you will find the best-paid lawyer or banker, just as you will find folks relying on social assistance and public housing.  The causes and effects of income inequality play out differently depending on the city, but in many places the wealth gap is widening. A study from the Brookings Institution showed that 18 of 50 top US cities showed a significant uptick in inequality over the recession, and Cleveland was among them.

To find out why, ideastream’s Tony Ganzer spoke with Brookings Institution researcher Alan Berube.  Then, to hear why inequality is not overly present in political speech, we hear from Jason Johnson, professor of political science and communications at Hiram College.

Click here to listen to Jason Johnson on The Sound of Ideas.

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