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The income gap in the U.S. is growing. How many people make more than you do?
Walter White began making and dealing meth in "Breaking Bad" in order to support his family. A look at how much he was making in comparison to the rest of the country as a high school chemistry teacher and as Heisenberg.
The U.S. Census released a report on the national median income and poverty rate this week. And Marketplace released a data tool on incomes to tell a bigger story about how we live at any income.
A practitioner of the dismal science and a writer of dystopian sci-fi have competing takes on the survival of the middle class.