Being a citizen is part of your identity. Mike Hartoonian, University of Minnesota, says that wealth, knowledge and justice are all a part of citizenship. But his definitions of those terms may be different from yours. Let us know if you agree with Creating Better Citizens.
One percent of Americans control 22 percent of the nation’s wealth. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says a democratic society must address such inequality if it hopes to remain healthy. Are citizens concerned about the gap between rich and poor in the United States? Find out what Jared Bernstein, economist and researcher with the Economic Policy Institute and co-author of “The State of Working America,” thinks about the economic divide and “YOYO” economics.