Re: How will this age be remembered?

Tilghman thinks this age will be remembered as the second gilded age. She thinks we will be seen as people who distributed all of the wealth into so few hands.
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In the United States, I think it’s going to be remembered as a second gilded age. And I think a major question is going to be whether the wealth that has been created in the last 10 to 15 years is going to benefit more than those who created that wealth. And I think we have wonderful role models. I think Bill Gates has provided a tremendous example of turning his extraordinary wealth into opportunities for helping those less fortunate than he is. But I think the . . . what we are going to watch play out over the next five to 10 years is how this great wealth that has been so concentrated in so few hands, how it gets mobilized for the well being of more people. Recorded on: 8/7/07