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Myths of the 1 Percent: What Puts People at the Top - The New York Times
In the US, the top 1% make 20% of the income, up from 11% around 40 years ago. It is rising in every country (but US and Russia are by FAR the highest). Cause is not tech or international trade, but it relates to paying more for professionals like finance and insurance.
incomeinequality  nytimes  economics 
november 2017 by mcherm
Inequality: Inherited wealth | The Economist
Calculates the rate of inherited wealth. Was big (for instance 90%) before WW2, then went down, is now going back up to the same levels.
january 2016 by mcherm

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