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It turns out that rich people don’t like giving money to unemployed people very much

It turns out that rich people don’t like giving money to unemployed people very much

The rich are different than you and me. They have more money, yes, but with more money comes more political participation and, a study by Benjamin Page, Larry Bartels, and Jason Seawright, very different, often more conservative views on economic issues. The most striking gap, I think, comes when respondents are asked about whether the government should offer the unemployed jobs. A majority of the general public — 53 percent — supports that idea. Only 13 percent of the wealthy Americans Page, Bartels, and Seawright polled — whose median wealth was $7.5 million and mean income was around $1 million — agree.

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Dylan Matthews | January 23 at 12:22 pm
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