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Is there such a thing as 'Economic Discrimination'?

In society many forms of 'discrimination' have been outlawed. What has (seemingly) evolved as a result is greater economic distinction, whereas the gap between the 'have's' and the 'have-not's' has become increasingly prevalent. 'Good' neighborhoods, excellent schools, advanced city services, medical treatment availability, adequate police and fire service, are all (again, seemingly) decided by affordability. Those who are 'high' on the economic scale can access those services. Those who are not cannot. Is this a form of discrimination?

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    May 1 2013: I might also add that the discriminator pays a price for his discrimination.

    In other words a business man is not going to serve only whites as he would be defeating the purpose of his business.

    Davis Bacon laws were passed to prevent what the market place would do otherwise.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dVLTopiST5g#!
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      May 2 2013: So you would say 'no', there is no such thing.
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        May 2 2013: There may be discrimination socially, but generally the short answer is that the free market does not discriminate because discrimination lowers the individual's income.

        Government however does because of Davis Bacon, minimum wage, etc
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          May 3 2013: So you would say 'yes', but from a limited perspective.

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