• A simple chart shows what some economists consider to be the 'most striking development' in 40 years of the US economy

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    French economist Thomas Piketty, best known for "Capital in the 21st Century," has been speaking for the past year about findings from the 2018 World Inequality Report, which he coauthored.
    He said that the "most striking" finding regarding America from the report is that, since 1980, "the rise of the top 1% mirrors the fall of the bottom 50%."
    This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism .
    French economist Thomas Piketty is one of the world's leading researchers of global income and wealth inequality, and became well-known in the United States when the...
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