The very rich take home a much bigger chunk of the nation's income than they did a few decades ago. Slate's Timothy Noah is rolling out a big project trying to figure out why.
Here, in two graphics, is what the shift looks like:
So far, Noah has looked at gender (not a factor) and immigration (a factor). He'll be looking at other issues — technology, trade, government policies, organized labor, education, etc. — over the next few weeks.
For more: See our tax-day post on taxes and the very rich.
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