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12/05/2013 12:49 pm ET

This Is How We Became Plagued By Perpetual Inequality, In 1 Flowchart

No other nation in the developing world creates income inequality quite like us, and that's possibly hurting economic growth, probably hampering economic mobility and, at a minimum, definitely bumming me out.

So how did we get here? And why should we believe such extreme levels of inequality are here to stay? The left-leaning Center for American Progress threw this informative flowchart together to help you understand:

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