Wealth Inequality in America – Take Two

The rich are too rich, and the poor are too poor. People pouring into  the cities looking for work. More people than jobs, so the employers pay less and less. People starving.

— Excerpt from Tai Pan, by James Clavell, copyright 1966. The quote is spoken by the son of a merchant in Hong Kong in 1841 describing the conditions in England that year.

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