y by the bank Credit Suisse, which found the world's richest 1 percent of people controlled half of the globe's total wealth in 2017.
Class discussion: Did your family get richer or poorer in 2017? How much? Is there anything wrong with the richest people getting much richer? Why or why not? How much power do the wealthiest 1 percent have over the rest of world’s people? How do the lives of poor people in the United States compare with the lives of the world’s poorest people? When was the U.S. Gilded Age? Who came up with the description “Gilded Age” and what did it mean?