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More top-heavy than any other OECD country

  1. Ken Zimmerman
    April 9, 2021 at 8:35 am

    In social science research seldom yields a clear or as clear as possible in a messy world pattern. But the increase in the 1%’s share of wealth in the US is one such. Emmanuel Saez
    and Gabriel Zucman published ‘Wealth Inequality in the United States since 1913’ in October 2014. The first graph in their report shows this pattern. The report is here, https://eml.berkeley.edu/~saez/SaezZucman14slides.pdf
    The obvious question, in my view, what happened around 1978-1983 to change the pattern from declining share of the 1%’s share of wealth in the US to a pattern of that share increasing. Three guesses, and the first two do not count.

  2. Lawrence Milford
    April 9, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Would be really interesting to see what this chart looks like as of year-end 2020.

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