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Aug 28, 2017

For decades, there has been a continual growth in the income gap between rich and poor. And that increasing gap has been accompanied by deep social and political divisions. One expert thinks the U.S. is paying a severe price for its failure to update policies, institutions and practices governing employment relations.

Guest: Thomas Kochan, George M. Bunker Professor of Work and Employment Relations at the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research.

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