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The United States of Inequality

The distribution of income and wealth has become increasingly unequal. Middle-class incomes have stagnated while the top one percent of earners have seen their share of national income climb to 24 percent. Workers no longer benefit from productivity increases, and upward mobility, long the saving grace of the American economy, has faltered. Why is this happening? In a recent 10-part series in Slate, Timothy Noah weighed eight possible causes of the Great Divergence and what it might mean for our collective future. Join us for a discussion of these trends and their causes, costs, and consequences.
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