Top tenth of 1 percent much more gain than bottom 60 percent over 3 decades in the U.S.

the top one-tenth of 1 percent over the last 3 decades acquired much more of the nation's increased wealth than the bottom 60 percent.

roughly 300,000 super rich people got more than 180 million Americans.

Jonathan Alter, The Ideology Divide, New York Times, Book Review, October 24,2010 p.15.

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