Fatherlessness: The root cause of income inequality

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Courtesy of Flickr During the last several years, there has been a growing chorus from progressive politicians and intellectuals about income inequality in America. Numerous books and studies purport to show that the American dream of economic mobility is now an illusion — that movement up the economic ladder is difficult, if not impossible.

The repeated use of the “income inequality” mantra is, of course, designed to pressure our political leaders to enact policies that re-distribute wealth and income. The focus is not on growing the economic pie for all Americans, but on cutting it up into ever smaller pieces.

But […]