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Fifty Trillion Reasons Why

How to understand the massive transfer in wealth to the top 1 percent—and what to do about it.

In the past four decades—under Democrats and Republicans alike—$50 trillion has moved from the bottom 90 percent to the top 1 percent of Americans.

  • Gregg Hurwitz and Marshall Herskovitz

Yes, that is trillion with a “t.”

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