PBS NewsHour

Land of the Free, Home of the Poor

Clip: 08/16/2011 | 11m 46s

Financial gains over the last decade in the United States have been mostly made at the "tippy-top" of the economic food chain as more people fall out of the middle class. The top 20 percent of Americans now holds 84 percent of U.S. wealth, as Paul Solman found out as part of a Making Sen$e series on economic inequality.

Aired: 08/16/11

Rating: NR

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