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Harris-Perry Asks: Why Are We Ignoring an Out of Control Income Gap?


 In 2009, the top 20%-earning US households took in half the country's income, while the bottom fifth took in just 3%.

Melissa Harris-Perry, hosting Rachel Maddow's show last night, showed us numbers that were "Proof positive," that the income gaps were still increasing," leading to  "further erosion of the American dream."

It's a cogent distillation of exactly how bad these numbers have gotten, and what it means for our chances of recovery.

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at August 31, 2011, 4:03am

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