Distribution of U.S. incomes

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6 facts about economic inequality in the U.S.

Rising economic inequality in the United States has become a central issue in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, and discussions about policy interventions that might help address it are likely to remain at the forefront in the 2020 general election. As these debates continue, here are some basic facts about how economic inequality has changed over

The Trend Toward Inequality Has Slowed, But So Has Income Growth

Every couple of years the Congressional Budget Office publishes estimates of the trend in federal tax burdens and the distribution of U.S. incomes. CBO’s newest estimates, published last week, show that income inequality continues to rise, but at a sharply slower pace compared with the three decades ending in 2007. Unfortunately, the upward trend in real income