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Sometimes we have deep held believes that aren’t true. If you make more money, that doesn’t mean you are taking it from me and I make less. We both can make more.

Wisdom and good public policy works hard at growing the pie. Wise politicians know this.

“The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.” Senator Bernie Sanders first said those words in 1974 and has been repeating them ever since. Senator Sanders is not alone in his belief. Three out of four Americans agree with the statement, “Today it’s really true that the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer.” Senator Sanders is half right: the rich are getting richer. However, his assertion that the poor are becoming poorer is incorrect. The poor are becoming richer as well.

Source: Blog | HumanProgress.org