America bills itself as a land of opportunity, and the slogan still may be true in so many ways in 2012. But many see a persistent and growing inequality in both the labor force and standard of living. The gap between the "two Americas" has been an issue on the left for years, and was a catalyst for the Occupy Wall Street movement, which this past week marked its one-year anniversary.
It remains an open debate whether the government has a role in such matters. But as the participants in the nebulous class movement continue to try and shine a light on the economic gulf in America between the "99 percent" and the privileged 1 percent, AOL Jobs collected top stories from the week that illustrate the space dividing Americans.
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