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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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Wealth Inequality in America

There is much written about wealth inequality in America. I thought I knew what the numbers were. Here are some stunning facts that illustrate the reality most of us don’t have insight into. Give me words and I might hear you, show me a picture and I understand.

 

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