Holiday splurging not an option for many workers scraping by | OregonLive.com

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/12/holiday_splurging_not_an_optio.html

About half of American workers have seen their share of overall income growth shrink since 1980, according to a recent study by economists Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman. In 1980, the top 1 percent of adults earned on average 27 times more than the bottom 50 percent adults; now, they earn 81 times more.

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