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    A $2.5 Trillion Question: What If Incomes Grew Like GDP Did?

    Oct 6, 2020

    Income inequality is an aspect of economics that resonates with many Americans: It feels like the rich are getting richer, while the rest are having a hard time just getting by. What would income distribution look like today if incomes grew apace with the economy?

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    The Decline of the American Middle Class

    Feb 25, 2021

    Depending on definition, the American middle class has been either receiving less income or shrinking in size since the '70s. The economic effects of the pandemic will likely generate further declines in the middle class and a disproportionate entry into the lower class.

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