This post is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism. Over the past few decades, the US economy has undergone a profound change. This change has helped rich Americans get richer. But it has also contributed to growing income inequality and the decline of the middle class. In so doing, it has fueled populist anger across the political spectrum and slowed the growth of the economy as a whole. What is this change? The embrace of the idea that the only...

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