Why is the government broken?
It depends on whom you ask. When attempting to diagnose the reasons that Congress has steadily grown more polarized since the 1970s — now at levels of dividedness that haven’t been seen since the early years of the 20th century — there is no consensus among political scientists or pundits.
Gerrymandering, the maneuver by which political boundaries are redrawn to favor one party over another in elections, is a popular culprit. The radicalization of the contemporary Republican Party is another common explanation.
But one factor that’s far less commonly discussed in popular conversation is rooted much more deeply in our society: skyrocketing income inequality.
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