Income Inequality Among the Lower 99%

There’s a very interesting and highly technical article at Science on the sources of income inequality among those below the top 1% of income earners, a persistent subject of interest in this blog. I genuinely wish the author would produce another, comparable set of data that excludes workers in the healthcare and education sectors since I think those sectors skew the returns to education severely. If a substantial component of the income inequality below the top 1% of income earners is largely attributable to those sectors, it would merely demonstrate that policy is capable of producing income inequality, something that I think should surprise no one.

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