Inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America.

For those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the U.S. is “… probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world …”