Our new royalty gives the power to the super-rich

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March 29, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Steven Rattner is a Wall Street executive who looks around at his fellow high-earners and is frankly horrified at what he sees — the rapidly deepening divide between the wealthy 1 percent of the nation’s earners and the rest of us.

While income inequality has been in the news for months, Rattner’s research shows it is rapidly becoming more pronounced and, in his opinion, is one of the major problems facing the nation.

Here are some of the facts he gathered for an article this week in the New York Times:

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