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Sept. 17, 2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with an anti-Wall Street march and demonstration that ended up as a 2-month encampment in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. The event led to protests and movements around the world, with their focus on economic inequality, corruption, greed and the influence on government of monied interests. Their slogan: “We are the 99%.”
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Is Middle-Class Stagnation Really a Myth?
Posted On: Feb 18, 2013

Feb. 18, 2013 | American politicians fall over themselves praising the middle class, but if you look at one rather telling piece of data, they don't seem to have done much to help those in America's vast middle: Over the past three decades, the wages of median workers have remained essentially the same, adjusted for inflation, while the wages and the wealth of the top one percent have skyrocketed. But some argue that this oft-cited factoid doesn't tell the whole story. Learn more here.


 
 
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