Many people realize the rich are getting richer, but the full extent of growing income inequality is hard to believe. Jim Hightower writes in his new column, “The Disuniting Of America”:
In recent years, the insidious love of mammon (in the form of greed and excess) has not merely been tolerated in our country, but celebrated and even exalted into official public policy, marring our economy with dangerous inequality and injustice. The reigning ethos of those at the apex of our nation’s wealth pyramid is that too much is not enough. They’re not merely out to make loads of the money they love, but to make a killing, everyone else be damned.