Unequal States of America

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Although folks living in USA seem to care less about income inequality than most other developed nations, an Economic Policy Institute report indicates that economic inequality is beginning to command attention from policymakers, the media, and everyday citizens.

There is growing recognition that we need an inclusive economy that works for everyone—not just for those at the top.

While there are plentiful data examining the fortunes of the top 1 percent at the national level, this report uses the latest available data to examine how the top 1 percent in each state have fared over 1917–2012, with an emphasis on trends over 1928–2012 (data for additional percentiles spanning 1917–2012 are available at go.epi.org/topincomes1917to2012).

In so doing, this analysis finds that all 50 states have experienced widening income inequality in recent decades.

The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State, 1917 to 2012 | Economic Policy Institute http://www.epi.org/publication/income-inequality-by-state-1917-to-2012/#...

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Tax everyone...

Equally, regardless of tax breaks and high priced accountants.