We have read in the paper that the disparity between rich and poor has grown steadily over the past 30 years. We have read that this has continued in boom times as well as hard times. As a result, we now read that about half of our citizens are near or below the poverty level, while a tiny fraction are very wealthy.
It is apparent that poverty in America is a consequence of the concentration of wealth, a negative side-effect of purposely one-sided policies.
In other words, poverty is the “economic pollution” of unregulated wealth accumulation.