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Activist Lays Out How To Close The Income Gap


It's clear that millions of people find the identification of our country as the "land of opportunity" a bit off the mark.  Because there's a huge gap in the United States between the very rich and the very poor. 

People get elected promising to close that gap, but it's still there.  Robert Friedman, an activist devoted to closing the gap, makes some suggestions in the book A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone.  He says a few changes in policy would adjust tax incentives for just the rich into seeds of prosperity for everyone.  


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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.
Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.