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the increasingly unequal states of america

INCOME GROWTH HAS BEEN LOPSIDED in the re­covery from the Great Re­ces­sion. In the new Eco­nomic Policy In­sti­tute (EPI) re­port ‘The In­creas­ingly Un­equal States of America,’ Mark Price and Es­telle Som­meiller find that be­tween 2009 and 2012, the top one per­cent (1%) cap­tured be­tween half and all in­come growth in 39 states—a con­tin­u­a­tion of a trend that pre­vailed in the three decades be­fore the recession. [Continue reading]