America’s Super-Rich See Their Wealth Rise By $282 Billion In Three Weeks Of Pandemic – Humans Are Free – April 30, 2020

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(Humans Are Free)  America’s Billionaires Have Accrued More Wealth in the Past Three Weeks Alone than They Made in Total Prior to 1980.

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies found that, while tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, America’s ultra-wealthy elite have seen their net worth surge by $282 billion in just 23 days. This is despite the fact that the economy is expected to contract by 40 percent this quarter.

The report also noted that between 1980 and 2020 the tax obligations of America’s billionaires, measured as a percentage of their wealth, decreased by 79 percent. →

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