Jackson County Democratic Women’s Club met recently at the Cortland diner with 22 members and guests attending.
The program for the evening was presented by county historian Charlotte Sellers, who brought several newly published books for the group to consider reading.
Sellers reviewed the book “Twilight of the Elites” by Chris Hayes. Sellers said the book points out that from the end of World War II to the early 1970s income increased for everyone, but it grew most for the poorest 20 percent of the population. While from 1979 to 2009, real family income declined for those in the lowest income levels, but increased by 1.2 percent annually for the top income level. The top 10 percent captured all the income gain, while the bottom 90 percent declined.
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