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Income inequality is growing in the United States: According to the Congressional Budget Office, in the period between 1979 and 2007, the top 1% of households doubled their share of pretax income while the share of the bottom 80% fell. And that was before the Great Recession... In the The Divide, investigative journalist Matt Taibbi goes beyond the corrosive economic effects of this continuing trend by laying out evidence that this frightening trend is transforming and undermining the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship in our country.