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Regional Affairs Council – February 2012

banner2b workers Regional Affairs Council – February 2012

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Reported by Pat Loeb

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(Protesters at "Occupy Philadelphia."  File photo by John McDevitt)

Part 1: Philadelphia’s ’1%’

Who are the “one percent” in the Philadelphia region?

02/03/2012

(A person walking through the "Occupy Philadelphia" site, wearing a sign expressing a desire for a job.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Part 2: Finding The Right Balance

Income disparity provides an incentive to work hard. But at what point does income inequality begin to work against economic growth?

02/03/2012

(File photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Part 3: Killing The American Dream?

“You are beginning to see a lot of people in our society who have become disenfranchised,” says the director of corporate social responsibility for the Sisters of St. Francis, in Aston, Pa.

02/03/2012

(Donald Trump looks out the window of his limousine during a visit to New Hampshire last year.   Credit:  Matthew Cavanaugh/ Getty Images)

Part 4: Can We Fix It?

Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.

02/03/2012