Why America needs more billionaires

Income inequality is all the rage in Washington policy circles. But we should be trying to figure out how to create more 1 percenters.

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America has lots of problems, but too many billionaires isn't one of them. And most Americans agree. A Politico poll this week found that only 1 percent picked inequality as the economic issue that most concerns them.

Many folks in Washington, however, see things differently. Democrats, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton, cite inequality as a big threat to the American Dream.

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