(READER SUPPORTED NEWS) — During a February 1934 radio address, when unemployment and economic inequality were both rampant, Louisiana Senator Huey Long said, “We do not propose to say that there shall be no rich men. We do not ask to divide the wealth. We only propose that, when one man gets more than he and his children and his children’s children can spend or use in their lifetimes, then we shall say that such person has his share.”

There is no state in the union where someone working a minimum-wage job for 40 hours a week, or $15,080 a year, can afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market value.

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