尼娜•伊斯顿（Nina Easton）目前是哈佛肯尼迪学院（Harvard Kennedy School）肖伦斯特中心（Shorenstein Center）的研究员。
Scholars are also taking note of social issues underlying America's income divide. In his new book, Coming Apart, conservative social scientist Charles Murray documents far higher divorce rates and more children living with one parent in working-class communities. That's a trend that has also caught the attention of liberals like Harvard's Robert Putnam, who describes "gaps that didn't exist decades ago but are widening at an alarming rate today" and are reinforced as wealthy parents spend far more time with their children.
It's entertaining to wail about fat cats and the greedy rich. But if we're serious about addressing widening inequality, we should figure out what the 1% is doing right -- and apply some of those ideas to closing the gap.
Nina Easton is currently a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center.