Does the Growing Income Gap Threaten the Middle Class?

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In 1915, the top 1% of Americans had 18% of the nation's wealth. Now they have 24%.  That's despite the invention of labor unions, government regulations and the income tax.  Timothy Noah, senior writer for the online magazine Slate.com, has written a 10-part series on income inequality, its effect on the economy and what can be done to reverse the trend.

Credits

Guests:
Timothy Noah - Politico - @TimothyNoah1, Diana Furchtgott-Roth - Manhattan Institute - @FurchtgottRoth, Paul Pierson - Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman