America's inequality does not come solely from market forces; those are at play in all advanced countries. Rather, much of the growth of income and wealth at the top in recent decades has come from what economists call rent-seeking — activities directed more at increasing the share of the pie they get rather than increasing the size of the pie itself.
Rent seeking - sambært wikipedia:
In economics, rent-seeking is an attempt to obtain economic rent (t.d. tilfeingisrentu) by manipulating the social or political environment in which economic activities occur, rather than by creating new wealth.
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