America: land of the free and home of the grossly unequalby Toby Manhire
An astonishing statistic underlines the scale of the problem in the world's most unequal country.
Five years after the spark of the global financial crisis, one statistic - from this study (PDF) - is especially sobering:
95% of the gains from the recovery have gone to the richest 1% of people, whose share of overall income is once again close to its highest level in a century. The most unequal country in the rich world is thus becoming even more so.
There could hardly be a better time for Robert Reich's new film, Inequality for All. Here's the trailer:
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