Moral Questions on Economic Equality & Inequality


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Which best describes progressive tax rates?

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1. Which of these is an example of economic inequality?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE regarding capitalism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Economic inequality is an issue that often occupies a spot at the forefront of political debates. The quiz will ask you about issues, examples and ideas behind economic inequality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on some basic concepts regarding economic inequality, including:

  • Progressive tax rates
  • Examples of economic inequality
  • Who benefits most from American capitalism
  • The institution most linked to economic inequality
  • System component that must be equal for economic inequality to be considered fair

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - extract the most important information about economic inequality from the readings
  • Explaining key concepts - define and understand terms, including progressive tax rates
  • Knowledge application - analyze economic inequality to see situations where inequality may be fair

Additional Learning

To learn more about the moral issues of economic inequality, view the lesson called Moral Questions on Economic Equality & Inequality. The objectives covered are as follows:

  • Understand what the Founding Fathers thought about economic inequality
  • Identify how the American capitalist system impacts economic inequality
  • Grasp the difference between economic inequality and inequality of opportunity
  • Understand how economic inequality can drive productivity