How much household income has received the top 0.01% of Americans since 1913?
Here‘s a graph in Paul Krugman’s blog showing it.
The graph was made with the tables and figures updated to 2007 prepared by Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and the most recent winner of the John Bates Clark medal.
Here‘s an updated explanation of the author on the behaviour of top incomes in the United States from 1913 to 2007. And here’s a recent NYT article on the net loss of wealth experienced by the leisure class.