Comment: When there was real and sustainable economic growth

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When there was real and sustainable economic growth

(circa 1950 to 1970) there was a narrowing gap between rich and poor and a thriving and expanding middle class.
There was real wealth creation and a very wide and even distribution of that wealth.
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From 1980 to 2007 growth was founded upon massive monetary expansion.
Only the very wealthy did well out of that.
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Since 2000 the middle class and the working poor have been perpetually squeezed.
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/some-charts-on-jobs-and-...

America has been turned from a Constitutional Republic into an Oligarchy run by large Corporations.
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/is-america-oligarchy-dis...

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