Wealth Gap US Economy

In this file photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, commuters exit and board a train bound for New York during the morning rush hour in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Economists have long argued that rising economic inequality has held back the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession. Now, an analysis by the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s confirms it: The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has made the economy more prone to boom-bust cycles and held back the rebound from the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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