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Chairman Alan Krueger Discusses the Rise and Consequences of Inequality at the Center for American Progress

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Chairman Krueger told the gathering: "Restoring a greater degree of fairness to the U.S. job market would be good for businesses, good for the economy, and good for the country."

At 10:00 ET on Thursday, January 12, 2012, President Obama’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Alan B. Krueger delivered remarks on “The Rise and Consequences of Inequality” at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.  

In his prepared remarks, Chairman Krueger said: "The rise in inequality in the United States over the last three decades has reached the point that inequality in incomes is causing an unhealthy division in opportunities, and is a threat to our economic growth. Restoring a greater degree of fairness to the U.S. job market would be good for businesses, good for the economy, and good for the country."

Read Chairman Krueger’s remarks.

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