Keywords » Oligarchy: “During the years that George W. Bush has been in the White House, productivity growth has been stronger than ever. But the real compensation of all but the top 20 percent of income earners has been flat or falling. Gains in wages, salaries and benefits have been increasingly concentrated at the uppermost rungs of the income ladder.”

What seems to be happening is that, at least in the US, the rich are getting richer:

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