On Apr. 23, 2012 The New Yorker’s Nicholas Lemann wrote “Evening The Odds” about the politics of income inequality and the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement. According to Timothy Noah’s book “The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What Can We do About It?” In 1979 the one percent got nine percent of personal income. In 2012 they get 25 percent. After the economic collapse of 2008 and slow recovery, the one percent got 93 percent of the gains.
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