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A banana taped to a wall was sold for $120,000 as a piece of art. In this week's essay, @nprscottsimon wonders how it makes people think about the passage of time.
The wealth of the top 1% of Americans has grown dramatically in the past four decades. In Europe and Asia, the wealth of the 1% has grown at a more constrained pace. This suggests that policy choices can help to limit inequality — or make it worse.
How unequal is wealth distribution in the U.S.? In short: very. Federal Reserve data show the top 1% now owns nearly a third of all household wealth in the U.S. — while the bottom 50% of people own 1.9%.
The Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants, even those with permanent legal status and asylees, do not have the right to bond hearings — effectively meaning they can be held indefinitely.
Three Indiana judges have been suspended for "behaving in an injudicious manner" after a failed attempt to visit a strip club led to a drunken brawl outside an Indianapolis White Castle that ended with two of the judges being shot.