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Thomas Piketty attributes rising inequality in the U.S. primarily to huge increases in the salaries of CEOs and other top executives, but he misinterprets the evidence. Rising salaries of top executives actually explain very little of the rise in inequality, and they depressed other employees’ pay by only a negligible amount.

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Some of the most respected economists in the world are telling Americans their employers have been taking an increasing share of their earnings over the past four decades The truth is a bit more complexSome of the most respected economists in the world are telling Americans their employers have been taking an increasing share of their earnings.

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