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Week of 8.10.07

Income Inequality

In America, the top one-tenth of one percent of earners make about the same money per year collectively as the millions of Americans in the bottom fifty percent combined. This is putting a tight squeeze on the middle class, while leaving millions of others in the cold.

This week, David Brancaccio talks with Pulitzer prize-winning financial reporter David Cay Johnston, as well as author and advocate Beth Shulman about the state of our country's vast income divide and how it's hurting those just trying to make ends meet.

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Read an excerpt from David Cay Johnston's book "Perfectly Legal" [pdf]

Read an excerpt from Beth Shulman's book "The Betrayal of Work" [pdf]

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