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"Share of Total Annual Income by Income Bracket Groups" [follow this link to find a short video and analysis exploring the politics of austerity and growing economic inequality in the U.S.: www.thesociologic...] Source: Pew Research Center
( 3 of 8 ) America hasn't seen this degree of income disparity since just before the Great Depression. Back then (1928), the top 1% received nearly a quarter of the nation's income and the bottom 90% were getting only about half of the pie. [follow this link to find a video and analysis of the austerity politics designed to lift the United States and Western Europe out of the global recession of 2007: www.thesociologic...]
This measures the disparity in income, not wealth. Here again the wealthiest by far outperform everyone else--the growing disparity of income is actually less than the growing disparity of wealth. An update of this graph would show the same trends firmly in place.