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JAN 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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This Map Reveals Just How Unequal The So-Called Recovery Is

In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama cheered rising wages. What he didn't mention is that much of the income gained since the recession has gone into the pockets of the richest Americans. In 39 U.S. states, the top 1 percent of earners gobbled up at least half of all of the income gains between ...

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JAN 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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States Where The Middle Class Is Dying: 24/7 Wall St.

Click here to see the states where the middle class is dying. The American economy is by many measures well on the road to full recovery. The national unemployment rate was 6.2% in 2013, down from 9.3% in 2009; U.S. gross domestic product grew 5% in the third quarter of 2014; and the S&P 500 recently reached its all time ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - Business Insider

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This Is The Most Brilliantly Simple Idea To Spur Economic Growth Aired At Davos So Far

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, you hear of a lot of vague platitudes about job creation, inequality and economic growth. Some of the ideas you hear being floated are impossibly ambitious, like Al Gore's $90 trillion scheme to redesign every city on the planet. But Sir Christopher Pissarides, a Nobel laureate economist at the London School of Economics ...

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JAN 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Show This Chart To The Next Person Who Isn't Worried About Income Inequality

If you find it hard to grasp just how unequal the global economy is, here's one stat that should put it all in perspective: The richest 80 people on Earth are now as wealthy as the world's 3.5 billion poorest people. In other words, 80 people control as much wealth as half the population of the planet. That's one of ...

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JAN 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Sad State Of America's Middle Class, In 6 Charts

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is expected to propose throwing a lifeline to America's middle class. It could really use one. His ideas -- including tax increases for the wealthy and tax cuts for the middle class -- might or might not be the right ones. The Republicans that run Congress likely won't ...

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