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Reducing Income Inequality

The Problem

Over the past fifty years, the share of income going to the top 5% of households in the U.S. has grown from 16% to 23%. Today, the bottom 80% of households bring in less than half of the nation's total income. The wealthy have been getting steadily wealthier while the rest our nation's households have lost economic ground. This trend, if left uncorrected, will continue to tear at our already frayed democracy.

The Solution

There is no magic bullet for correcting our income inequality problem. But there are a series of practical steps we can take to get us on a track toward a more egalitarian society. Those steps include:

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