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Marching toward greater inequality

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Are America's rich getting richer? Certainly. Every official yardstick shows that America's most affluent are upping their incomes much faster than everyone else.

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How fast? Between 1980 and 2010, note economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty, incomes for America's top 1 percent more than doubled after inflation. They now average a little more than $1 million.

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