51 Income Inequality Quotes On Success In Life

These income inequality quotes will inspire you. Income inequality in economics, significant disparity in the distribution of income between individuals, groups, populations, social classes, or countries.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging income inequality quotes, income inequality sayings, and income inequality proverbs.

Best Income Inequality Quotes

  1. “The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today – pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources – are not about monetary policy.” ~ Timothy Geithner
  2. “Half the U.S. population owns barely 2 percent of its wealth, putting the United States near Rwanda and Uganda and below such nations as pre-Arab Spring Tunisia and Egypt when measured by degrees of income inequality.” ~ Eric Alterman
  3. “This is what income inequality means in America, and why the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing wider. According to a recent study, CEO pay is now 295 times more than the pay of a typical worker. In 1965, the differential was 20 times. We must create an economy that works for all, not just the top 1%.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  4. “Let us wage a moral and political war against the gross wealth and income inequality… …let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win.” ~ Bernie Sanders

  5. “We work harder and we earn less. Income inequality is at the highest point in over a century. While American capitalism never guaranteed success, it did guarantee opportunity, for too many, the dream of economic mobility has been replaced with a nightmare of economic stagnation.” ~ Mario Cuomo
  6. “Real income inequality is what we used to call striving and working hard to get ahead. Striving, educating ourselves, getting up and going to work, preparing, using our ambition, and, in that process, some people earned more and earned it sooner than others.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  7. “There are two economic realities in America today. There’s been a record six straight years of job growth, and new census numbers show incomes have increased at a record rate after years of stagnation. However, income inequality remains significant, and nearly half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.” ~ Lester Holt
  8. “If you really want to end income inequality, I’ve got the way to fix it. People who don’t work shouldn’t get any income.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

  9. “We’ve got some great big problems in our world. We have to figure out how to feed 10 billion people. Too many people can’t access clean water, quality healthcare, and reasonable education. We have to figure out what to do about climate change, income inequality, and more. Innovators need to rise to the challenge!” ~ Scott D. Anthony
  10. “Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people.” ~ Robert Higgs
  11. “Nothing would more quickly and definitively reduce U.S. income inequality than allowing every worker in all businesses to participate in deciding the range of incomes from one worker to another. They would never do what is now a matter of normality: give one person millions, in some cases billions, while others have barely enough to make a living.” ~ Richard D. Wolff
  12. “I think the stress on income inequality is something that every American should take seriously.” ~ Hillary Clinton

  13. “The term ‘income inequality’ is a bit misleading because it suggests in a somewhat pejorative way that the rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor.” ~ Edward Lazear
  14. “Amazons Jeff Bezos, Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs did not start out wealthy, and actually added to income inequality, but we all benefit from their creative effort.” ~ Foster Friess
  15. “There is far too little discussion in Washington about the collapse of the middle class , almost no discussion at all about the incredible income inequality and wealth inequality in this country, and the fact that we’re moving toward an oligarch form of society.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  16. “Climate change will impact most heavily on the disadvantaged. If we don’t address these impacts, as well as growing income inequalities, we are marching blindly toward major breakdowns in security, governance, and public welfare.” ~ Wesley K. Wark

  17. “If one sentence were to sum up the mechanism driving the Great Stagnation, it is this: Recent and current innovation is more geared to private goods than to public goods. That simple observation ties together the three major macroeconomic events of our time: growing income inequality, stagnant median income, and the financial crisis.” ~ Tyler Cowen
  18. “Skilled shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. [Visa quotas] have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created [a] privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at non-competitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of the income inequality.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  19. “Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?” ~ Ben Shapiro
  20. “The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.” ~ Helene D. Gayle

  21. “The story of Detroit’s bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat.” ~ Ben Shapiro
  22. “The research points pretty clearly to the rise of companionate marriage, and I just think it’s going to keep being popular, for the very simple reason that it’s basically the only way to afford a family life in the 21st-century in advanced economies. It’s one of the major reasons for the spike in income inequality. Surgeons used to marry their secretaries. Now they marry other surgeons.” ~ Stephen Marche
  23. “If we can create a climate among people that says that any serious candidate for president, Senate, governor, [the] House is going to have to talk about income inequality, raising wages in America, trade policy – that’s a huge success. It’s not putting pressure on a candidate. It’s mobilizing people.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  24. “Hillary Clinton, income inequality, it’s richest damn woman next to the Kennedy family, and you’re trying to tell me she cares about income inequality?” ~ Joe Biden

  25. “The truth is that political consciousness in this country is pretty low… To the degree that we can help educate and organize people around the most important issues facing their lives and show that there is support for fundamental changes in the way we do business in the United States of America in terms of income inequality, in terms of low wages, in terms of disastrous trade policies, in terms of being the only major country not to have a national healthcare program – that’s success.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  26. “Liberals talk about the ‘income inequality’ and the ‘unfairness’ and the disparity of the haves and the have-nots in New York City. Who has been running that city for all this time? Who has created the underclass in this country? It’s the Democrat Party.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  27. “A holistic solution to income inequality is going to take a lot of work, but every time you prove that one of the strands is achievable and that it has a positive impact on people’s lives you take another step towards proving the bigger theory of the case.” ~ Bill de Blasio
  28. “There’s five factors or characteristics of places where kids from poor backgrounds don’t do very well. And those are places that have more economic and racial segregation, places with more income inequality.” ~ Gwen Ifill

  29. “I think Republicans need to take income inequality more seriously. Not because I favor equality of outcomes. I do not. I think the Right is correct to stress merit and earned rewards, not handouts and forced equality. But I think what Republicans are blind to is that power corrupts.” ~ Jonathan Haidt
  30. “Eye-popping tales of growing income inequality are hardly new. By now, nearly every American must be painfully aware of the widening pay gap between top executives and shop floor laborers; between ‘Master of the Universe’ financiers and pretty much everyone else.” ~ Steven Rattner
  31. “Hillary Clinton is making income inequality a central theme in her campaign. Yeah, for example, today she pointed out that her husband makes $300 million a year. She has to get by on $200 million a year, and that’s not fair.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  32. “In a world of massive wealth and income inequality, Europe must support Greece’s efforts to build an economy which creates more jobs and income, not more unemployment and suffering.” ~ Bernie Sanders

  33. “I’ve been talking about income inequality in America for twenty years, and when I was president, people didn’t pay much attention to it, probably because wages were going up. But I don’t think I’ve given a single solitary speech since I left office that I hadn’t talked about it. It’s a problem around the world and within the United States. So these people have put that on the agenda.” ~ William J. Clinton
  34. “I’m 40 years old. What I have seen my whole life is widening income inequality.” ~ Robert Reich
  35. “I want to make a positive point of Ikea. It makes income inequality a minor distraction.” ~ Greg Gutfeld
  36. “The United States has worse income inequality than Nigeria.” ~ Max Fisher

  37. “The weak economy, widening income inequality, gridlock in Congress and a presidential election: Those were perhaps the dominant economic and political themes of 2012.” ~ Steven Rattner
  38. “No kid graduating in a political science class in Canada should not understand what’s happened to income inequality since the 1970s, period. And then, what do we do about it? It’s the biggest problem out there, in all western liberal societies.” ~ Michael Ignatieff
  39. “First of all, [Buckminster Fuller’s] identification of the problems that are all that much more pertinent, all that much more pressing in the world today than in his own lifetime from sustainability in terms of the environment to income inequality.” ~ Jonathon Keats
  40. “I am going to attack income inequality and I think I have a pretty good plan to do so. I don’t just tell you what I’m against. I tell you what I’m for and how I would do it.” ~ Hillary Clinton

  41. “The rich believe that they’re different and that it is their right to pay a much lower tax rate. The response that you see from people on Wall Street, their dismissal and their almost contempt for the concerns about their culpability in the financial crisis, about the income inequality, shows that they are completely out of touch.” ~ Robin Wells
  42. “What the Democrats do with income inequality is punish the people at the top of whatever bracket we’re talking about. If it’s income, they want to raise taxes. They want to impugn, punish, institute more regulations, just make it tougher and tougher and do what they can to take money from them.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  43. “I don’t support everything Bernie Sanders supports, but I support most of it: universal health care, reining in Wall Street, fighting climate change, reversing the growth of income inequality, and so forth. If we could accomplish all this in a couple of years, I’d be delighted. But we can’t.” ~ Kevin Drum
  44. “We started out covering income inequality in the magazine [Mother Jones], but that ongoing body of work positioned – and sourced – us well to put both Occupy and the 47 percent in context.” ~ Clara Jeffery

  45. “How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion.” ~ Pope Francis
  46. “They talk about income inequality. I’m for income inequality.” ~ Rick Santorum
  47. “We ought to be opening up our borders to skilled labour from all parts of the world because [the state of the world is as follows: ] if we were to do that we would increase the supply of skilled workers that our schools have been unable to create and as a consequence of that we would lower the average wage of skills and reduce the degree of income inequality in this country.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  48. “Employers able to work together with workers and sharing gains and profits will lead to a much better world, getting away from income inequality.” ~ Dolores Huerta

  49. “I think the stress on income inequality is something that every American should take seriously, we have got to figure out how we’re going to provide more economic opportunity – good jobs with rising incomes – and I’m excited to work with Senator Sanders in doing that.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  50. “Income inequality and wage stagnation finally took their place among the principal moral issues of our time.” ~ David Rolf
  51. “Income inequality matters more on a day-to-day basis. Wealth matters more for political influence.” ~ Thomas Pogge

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