It has been more than 50 years since the United States officially adopted the concept of the super-rich, a concept that has become synonymous with the rise of the 1%.
For the last three decades, the super rich have amassed vast fortunes and have become a powerful force in our economy.
But now, it seems that a new era of wealth is dawning.
The super-wealthy are becoming increasingly powerful, and they have amassed an unprecedented amount of wealth.
It’s hard to know whether this trend is a result of technological advances or economic fundamentals.
But one thing is certain: The world is becoming more unequal.
This is not a new phenomenon, of course.
In the 1990s, the top 1% of Americans earned an average of $1.2 million a year.
By 2012, the median income for the top 0.1% of earners was $12 million a week, according to the Pew Research Center.
But in 2017, the average wealth of the top 10% of America’s households increased by about $1,200 a week.
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the wealth of America has increased by more than $5 trillion since 1960.
In other words, since the late 1960s, we’ve grown more unequal, even if we’re not exactly celebrating a post-war golden age of prosperity.
And it is not just the top one percent who have gotten richer.
The median wealth of all households rose from $25,000 in 1990 to $32,500 in 2017.
As inequality rises, Americans are becoming more reliant on government services.
The average household income rose from about $50,000 to about $60,000 between 1990 and 2016.
But the federal government spent about $5,700 on food stamps in the first five years of the Great Recession.
While this trend could be a boon for some, for everyone, it is concerning.
“The rich have become increasingly powerful,” says Daniel Grosz, a professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce and author of the forthcoming book, “The Great Gilded Age: A Survey of American Wealth.”
“The super-class has become a significant part of the economy, and their influence is now growing, and we need to get used to it.”
Wealth inequality is bad for democracyThe wealth of Americans is not the only thing that has grown more concentrated over the last 50 years.
Income inequality has also increased in other ways.
The wealth of billionaires has grown faster than that of the bottom half of Americans, according the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
For example, the wealthiest 1% now own about as much wealth as the bottom 20%.
The top 1%, on the other hand, owns about as little wealth as half of the entire population.
That is bad news for democracy.
Democracies have become more unequal over the past several decades.
The concentration of wealth in the hands of a small group of powerful people has created a system that allows for massive political influence.
That is bad enough, but it also gives the super wealthy more political power and an opportunity to use that influence to enact policies that hurt the rest of us.
For example, we can see this effect in the form of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court is not always a friendly place for the 99%.
In 2008, the Court handed down the Citizens United decision that opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate money in our elections.
That decision was devastating to democracy and our democratic institutions.
Since then, a new Supreme Court has expanded the power of the wealthy.
The justices have gone further, including overturning the Supreme Law of the Land, which guaranteed the rights of women, racial minorities, LGBT Americans and the disabled, among others.
And they have taken other important steps that further cement the power and wealth of a few.
Even worse, the Supreme Courts rulings have been a major driver of income inequality.
More than a quarter of the justices in the past four years have joined the wealthy, who have amassed over $1 trillion in assets, according a study by the Brookings Institution.
Of the 4,521 justices who have joined in the last four years, over half have made at least $100 million, according data from the Brookings study.
The rest have made a combined total of less than $10 million.
The rich have used the court to gain even greater power, even though they are paying far less in taxes than their counterparts.
Americans have been increasingly vulnerable in recent years, as inequality has increased.
In 2017, over 80% of all Americans lived in poverty, according an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.
And more than a third of Americans have experienced poverty, including a third who experienced it for the first time in their lives.
The situation is even worse for minorities and the poor. If the