Over the last 14 months of the pandemic, millions of Americans have lost their jobs, health and wealth — and almost 600,000 have lost their lives. At the same time, U.S. billionaires and the super-rich have seen their wealth surge to democracy-distorting levels

Between March 18, 2020 and April 15, 2021, the combined wealth of U.S. billionaires increased by $1.6 trillion, a 55 percent increase, according to a joint analysis by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Read the full article at The Hill.

Chuck Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter @Chuck99to1.

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