Robert Creamer: Reducing America’s Economic Polarization Will Lead to Political Comity.
This is a progressive point of view exploring the root causes of political polorization in DC. It is an interesting look at income disparity causality but his conclusion is that to end polarization moderates should support the Democratic agenda which strikes me as being potentially….. polarizing. Apologies to my right leaning friends, I will take causality opinion and analysis from all sides. Click on image or link to see the article. Walt
…….”Several years ago, a group of political scientists that included Nolan McCarty, Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal, conducted an important study on the causes of political polarization. Their results were published in a fascinating book, Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches. Their study found that there is a direct relationship between economic inequality and polarization in American politics.
The team measured political polarization in congressional votes over the last century, and found a direct correlation with the percentage of income received by the top 1% of the electorate.
They also compared the Gini Index of Income Inequality with congressional vote polarization of the last half-century and found a comparable relationship.” ……