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With Liberty and Dividends for All by Peter Barnes

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The Tragedy of Our Middle Class

They’re closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks,Foreman says these jobs are going, boys,and they ain’t comin’ back …

—Bruce Springsteen

In 2011, Occupy Wall Street brought to the fore a truth that many had known but few had spoken of: a hugely roportionate share of wealth in America is concentrated in the hands of the top 1 percent. This thin upper crust currently owns 35 percent of all wealth, while the next 19 percent claims 53 percent. This leaves the remaining 80 percent of Americans with—well, ...

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