In this paper, I will discuss Texas-specific data regarding inequality, identify causes of rising inequality, and offer policy solutions to remedy the situation. Specifically, in Section II, I will offer data on inequality within Texas. In Section III, I will build a framework to conceptualize the various causes of this growing inequality. In Section IV, I will offer specific solutions to help reduce inequality. For each solution, I will offer a “dream” solution and a “politically-feasible” solution. Finally, in Section V, I will conclude the paper and relate this research back to the American Dream story.
Raj Salhotra, Growing Inequality of Opportunity in Texas: Causes and Solutions, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 309 (2018)