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How The Concentration Of Wealth Makes The Corporate Elite Untouchable

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Robert Kuttner
Robert Kuttner is the co-founder of The American Prospect, a magazine that aims to advance liberal and progressive goals through informed discussions on public policy.

Over the course of 2020, the 614 billionaires in America grew their net wealth by $913 billion.

As they get richer, they’re also getting more powerful. So much so says Robert Kuttner, that the wealthiest among us have accumulated enough wealth and power to be immune to the law, not unlike the feudal lords of medieval times.

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