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Business

Evan Horowitz

What is fueling wage inequality in the US?

The economy has not been kind to low- and middle-wage workers in recent years. Their earnings fell considerably during the recession, and to date they haven’t bounced back much. Even beyond that, there’s a broader problem. More and more of the money people earn comes in the form of investment income, not wages. And lower-wage workers generally have less money to invest in things like stocks and real estate.

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