The top 10% of wage earners take in 50% of the total US income per year. The top 2% of wage earners take in 20% of total US income per year. These percentages have grown substantially since 1980.
We are considering all income including income from rents, profits, dividends, interest, and so on.
How much inequality is too much? What can be done about it? These are the questions that need to be asked of all our elected leaders and of those who attempt to influence the political process
We need to start looking at alternatives to our existing economic system that allows increasing concentration of markets in the hands of the few and the lack of countervailing forces to push back on the accumulated economic and political power.