Teaching the Middle Class to Invest Like the One Percent

A new financial services company wants to create a “revolution” by giving everyday Americans access to the investment strategies of the wealthy

Illustration by Addison Eaton

Income inequality is by now a term most Americans know well. From French economist Thomas Piketty’s surprise bestseller tackling the topic, to the new leader of the Fed, Janet Yellen, confessing that the trend “greatly concerns” her, to a much-shared study indicating the U.S. is closer to an oligarchy than democracy, 2014 was the year that the widening gap between the wealthiest and poorest families in America went mainstream.

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