When we talk about the economic divide, there’s a tendency to write it off as something that has always been this way. But what we’re experiencing today, especially in America, is quite exceptional. “In the United States, the richest 1 percent have seen their share of national income roughly double since 1980, to 20 percent in 2014 from 10 percent. This trend, combined with slow productivity growth, has resulted in stagnant living standards for most Americans.” From NYT Upshot: Myths of the 1 Percent: What’s Putting People at the Top?