Mark Cuban: We'll see fewer mass shootings by 'taking care of income inequality'

Mark Cuban: We’ll see fewer mass shootings by ‘taking care of income inequality’

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Mark Cuban hasn’t shied away from voicing his opinions on several mainstream issues, like wealth inequality, the 2020 presidential election , and now, the contributing factors to mass shootings in the U.S. "There is a book I read in high school that I ended up buying a copy of, it’s called ‘ Why Men Rebel ,’” Cuban said. “And basically what he said was when your expectations for your life going forward are increasing but the reality is diverging from that — and so what you thought would happen with your life and where you are gets further and further apart, then people do things that they otherwise wouldn’t do, whether it’s a mass shooting, whether it’s — who knows what, cheating or whatever it may be.” He added, "I think taking care of income inequality and lifting people up from the bottom and creating more opportunities and giving them tax advantages… Whatever it may be, then I think you’ll see fewer of those events.” The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks shared these thoughts with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer on an episode of “ Influencers with Andy Serwer ,” a weekly interview series with leaders in business, politics, and entertainment. ‘What I would do is…’ As of June 12, 2019, there have been 192 mass shootings in the U.S. since the start of the year, according to a national tracker that identifies a mass shooting as an incident with four or more people shot. While many politicians […]

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