chapter  1
The Income Distribution: Incomes as Outcomes
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It is a worry about whether our society is slowly splitting into two groups, "the haves and the have nots," or what economists refer to as growing income inequality. Today, this worry is not the kind people lose sleep over or the kind that consumes one's every waking moment. But it is the kind of worry that can provoke discussion and debate anywhere-from Main Street to the halls of Congress.