The Year in Inequality in 10 Charts: Our Economic and Racial Divides grew Wider in 2021

Where are we as 2021 comes to a close? These 10 charts highlight major inequality developments of the year, covering some steps back and some important steps forward. The rich have gotten richer by squeezing workers and consumers The combined wealth of the 745 U.S. billionaires surpassed $5 trillion in 2021, up 70 percent since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness analysis of Forbes data.

Source: The Year in Inequality in 10 Charts: Our Economic and Racial Divides grew Wider in 2021

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