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Wealth That Concentrates Kills

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The Government Accountability Office, an independent nonpartisan agency that services Congress, conducted its new inequality research after a request from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). He draws a simple lesson from the GAO's sobering new numbers.

"We must put an end to the obscene income and wealth inequality in our country," Sanders noted after the GAO report's September 9 release. "If we do not urgently act to solve the economic distress of millions of Americans, a whole generation will be condemned to early death."

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