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Can Lit Make the Rich More Empathetic?

With growing income disparity comes a decline in empathy. Literature can help rebuild our compassion.

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A New Gilded Age? We Need Frank Norris

Frank Norris’s naturalist 1901 novel “The Octopus: A Story of California” provides us a powerful lens through which to view the growing income discrepancy and the rollback of workers’ rights and benefits that we are seeing in the United States today.

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