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Policy Decisions

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'But between 1979 and 2011, income growth slowed and favored those at the top. Since 1979, the total share of income claimed by the bottom 99 percent has steadily decreased. By 2011, the top one percent had captured an additional 10 percent of the nation’s income.

'This was the result of intentional policy decisions on taxes, trade, labor, macroeconomics, and financial regulation.'