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Wealth tax splits Sanders and Warren from the rest of the Democrats

Jeff Stein

The Democratic presidential candidates split over proposals to impose hefty wealth taxes on the richest Americans, exposing an economic policy divide in the party over the need to close the gap between the super-rich and everyone else. The intraparty feud comes amid the rapid growth of inequality in the U.S., with the 400 richest Americans tripling its share of the national wealth since the early 1980s.