Retirement

Inequality in Our Retirement Accounts

Most people save too little, but CEOs benefit from special accounts.

Everyone should have such golden years.

Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

In the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, the issue of income inequality came up with surprising frequency. Why that happened is worthy of its own column; for now, let’s explore the issue with some recent data. Specifically, I want to consider inequality in the funding of our collective retirements.

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