'The Great Gatsby': Are Workers Better Off Today Than They Were In The 1920s?

It's probably no coincidence that Hollywood has decided to turn F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, into a new movie (released Friday). The book famously depicts the lavish living and fancy galas of high-income earners in America's Roaring 1920s. Fast forward 90 years to another era of income inequality. But while comparing historical eras is automatically complex, it's tempting to ask: Is the gap between the top 1 percent and the rest of us as egregious in 2013 as it was during Gatsby's era? Is The American Dream -- the notion that with hard work, anyone can make it to the top -- as fragile today as it was back then?