What the Charts Say

With about a dozen well-chosen charts in a New York Times op-ed this morning, David Leonhardt and Yaryna Serkez lay bare the sickening growth in income and wealth inequality in the United States over the past decades. The concentration of wealth among the super rich and the very rich is appalling, as has been its effect. Money is power, money rules.

The trend toward the U.S. becoming a feudal society may be reversed in the coming decade; there’s enough of a chance of that happening to give cause for hope and motive for activism.