News Now: The Shocking Reality Of Income Disparity.

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Created by Pavlina Tcherneva, an Assistant Professor of Economics at Bard College, this chart depicts the sharp rise and decline of the wealthy 10% compared to the 90% working class. Excerpt from a paper she wrote in August 2013, “An examination of average income growth [in the U.S.] during every postwar expansion (from trough to peak) and its distribution between the wealthiest 10% and bottom 90% of households reveals that income growth becomes more inequitably distributed with every subsequent expansion during the entire postwar period.”

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