“Inequality matters,” Bill said in a recent essay. “You will hear people say it doesn’t, but they are usually so high up the ladder they can’t even see those at the bottom.” The distance between the first and the least in America is indeed vast and growing — proven by shocking statistics and personal stories of challenge and hardship, made even harder by policies and political collusion that reward the wealthy at the cost of everyone else. Learn more about the class gap, how it happened, what’s making it worse and what you can do about it.

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