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Income Inequality

The Great Gatsby's renewed resonance with readers owes much to the fact that income and wealth inequality are again breaking records, just as they had been in 1925.

The graph below contains some useful facts about recent changes in inequality. This 2004 Family Income Thresholds table (PDF) will help you identify where your family stands in the current distribution of income in the U.S. Other useful facts about recent changes in inequality can be found at the website.

Overall trend