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A tale of US inequality - the crossover between the top and bottom

People make their way through snow in New York's Times Square, February 8, 2013. A blizzard slammed into the northeastern United States on Friday, snarling traffic, disrupting thousands of flights and prompting five governors to declare states of emergency in the face of a fearsome snowstorm. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3DIUQ

There has been a surge in income inequality in the United States in recent decades. Image: REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Thomas Piketty
Director of Studies, Paris School of Economics (PSE)
Emmanuel Saez
Director, Center for Equitable Growth, University of California Berkeley
Gabriel Zucman
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Berkeley
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 Top and bottom incomes in the US
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 Healthy national income growth has not been shared.
Image: T. Piketty/E. Saez/ G. Zucman.
 A tale of two countries
Image: T. Piketty/E. Saez/ G. Zucman.
 Comparing income inequality in the United States and France
Image: T. Piketty/E. Saez/ G. Zucman.
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