"The world isn't fair": A system justification perspective on social stratification and inequality.

  title={"The world isn't fair": A system justification perspective on social stratification and inequality.},
  author={J. Jost and Danielle Gaucher and C. Stern},
It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened. The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year. In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent. Their lot in life has improved considerably. Twenty-five years ago, the corresponding figures were 12 percent and 33 percent. One response might be to celebrate the ingenuity and drive that brought good fortune to these people, and to… Expand

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