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Wed Oct 1, 2014, 04:34 PM

SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST---Mother Jones: How The Recovery Left Most Americans Behind



We're still posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day over the next week. Yesterday's looked at how the top 1 percent of Americans have captured half of all income.

Today, let's talk taxes. In the past few years, we've heard a lot about overtaxed "job creators" and freeloading "takers." But consider this: As the income rates for the wealthiest have plunged, their incomes have shot up.


http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/09/income-inequality-tax-rates-income




That's from a week-long series at Mother Jones about the effects of income inequality.

I thought this one was particularly interesting:



That proverbial rising tide is really a giant wave. The wealthy are comfortably riding it on their multi-million dollar yachts while the rest of us are strapped to the keel. Sure, you could say we rise with that wave too but we're still under the water.

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/shocker-o-day-greedheads.html

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