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Data on Income Gains Supports Occupy Wall Street’s 99 Percent Protest

by Cynthia McCabe  |  October 21, 2011

Incomes rising fastest at the top

Talk about a raise. According to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute, the wealthiest 1 percent of U.S. households saw their inflation-adjusted incomes skyrocket 224 percent from 1979 to 2007, while the bottom 90 percent of households grew just 5 percent during that time.

Seems like Occupy Wall Street’s protestors arguing for fairness for the “99ers” (translation: the rest of us) are on to something. 

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