Last night, I was joined by Columbia University professor and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, one of the nation's most outspoken advocates on the critical issue of income inequality. Also a bestselling author, Professor Stiglitz examines America's growing economic gap in his new book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them.
In the clip below, he explains how government economic policy since 1980 has failed.
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