“it would be misguided to presume that top-level income attainment is solely a function of hard work, diligence, and equality of opportunity,”

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“it would be misguided to presume that top-level income attainment is solely a function of hard work, diligence, and equality of opportunity,” ….race, gender, education, and having a work disability of some kind tend to keep people out of the top 20th, 10th, fifth, and first income percentiles. “A more nuanced interpretation includes the proposition that access to a top-level income is influenced by historic patterns of race and class inequality,”

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