Do the Math: The Rich Really Are Different

Research suggests they're uniquely positioned to steer more money their way.

The path to greater wealth.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Is extreme wealth inequality in the U.S. something that government can or should address? The answer depends on how it arises. If everybody has a shot at the top, maybe it's not so bad. If the wealthiest are exploiting some kind of advantage, the system may need fixing.

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