I'm sure much of this trend is the result of governmnet policies and their far-to-cozy existence with banks and corporations, but.....
I'm not in the 1%. I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth either. I wasn't handed a job from a relative or fraternity brother and I haven't inherited squat.
The last decade has been just fine for me. Why? Because I don't live beyond my means nor carry a ton of debt. My money (assets) work for me instead of against me. Could I be doing even better if our benevolent leaders got their heads out of their asses? Absolutely. But all is not lost for people if a little good old fashioned common sense is applied. That's an unpopular message that is recieved with skepticism, but I've always found it to be true.
The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants