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In contrast to the optimistic Factfulness, the latest World Inequality Report is a sobering analysis. Inequality between rich and poor is widening at an increasing pace. The authors, the most highly respected experts on inequality of income and wealth globally, conclude that the number of billionaires rose by the biggest amount ever in 2017, while over half the world’s population lives on between $2 and $10 a day. The report shows the share of wealth held by the top 1% of earners in the US doubled from 10% to 20% between 1980 and 2016, while the bottom 50% fell from 20% to 13% in the same period.

https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/rising-world-inequality/
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