Nomadland, Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century by Jessica Bruder published in 2017. During a time of rising rents and stagnating wages, some low-wage earners are choosing to live in cars, RVs or trailers as they migrate from job to job.
“The most widely accepted measure for calculating income inequality is a century-old formula called the Gini coefficient. It’s a gold standard for economists around the globe, along with the World Bank, the CIA, and the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. What it reveals is startling. Today the United States has the most unequal society of all developed nations. America’s level of inequality is comparable to that of Russia, China, Argentina, and the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“And as bad as the situation is now, it’s likely to get worse. That makes me wonder: What further contortions–or even mutations–of the social order will appear in years to come? How many people will get crushed by the system? How many will find a way to escape it?”
Trump’s goal is to make the US number one in income inequality. That is the reasoning behind the GOP’s latest plan of tax reduction.
Trump must go