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The cost of income inequality

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People wait in line to receive food at a food bank on April 28, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

From the mid-1970s on, while the U.S. economy has grown, fewer people have reaped the benefits. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Reimagining the Economy

New Rand study quantifies cost of rising U.S. inequality

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Dec 8, 2020
In the past 40 years, income inequality has cost 90% of workers about $2.5 trillion, the Rand study suggests.

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