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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.

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How Do You Wring Sound From Sculpture? It Takes A 'Quiet Pride'

Jazz bassist Rufus Reid has played with just about everybody in the mainstream jazz world, but his latest project is a work exploring the intersection of music and the visual arts.

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A First Black Professor Remembers Her Segregated Education

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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

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New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids' Publishing

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How Do You Wring Sound From Sculpture? It Takes A 'Quiet Pride'

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Do We Need This Government Agency? 'Let Me Google That'

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The American Story, As It Was Reported To The Rest Of The Nation

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Bali Ha'i Martin Denny

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Unity Is A Difficult Mission For Christians In Israel

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Nigerian Church Spreads African-Style Zeal Across North America

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