September 14, 2011

Should the Government Do More To Close The Wealth Gap?

  • Russell Roberts

    Affiliated Senior Scholar
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By some estimates, the top 1 percent of Americans now control 40 percent nation's wealth. And the top 1 percent takes a higher percent of the nation's income than in the past — that number has more than doubled over the last 25 years, jumping from 12 to 25 percent. So what is to be done?