The rich and corporations were doing fine from the 1930s though the 1970s when the wealth was being shared by everyone. But the Powell memo in the 1970s really led to a full on attempt to buy our government. By the 1980s, inequality really started growing. The rich wanted most of the benefits, and who cares about everyone else. The Repukes move more strongly in protecting the rich, but Democrats have also helped. The Great Recession hurt minorities more than white people overall, showing the importance of economic justice in social justice.