Too Much: A Commentary on Excess and Inequality

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Try visualizing wealth in the United States as a three-slice pie, with one slice going to the top 1 percent, one to the next richest 9 percent, and one to everyone else. In 2007, America's top 1 percent held nearly $3.3 trillion more wealth than the entire bottom 90 percent, according to Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances data released early in 2009.

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