Income inequality in the US has sharply increased over the last several decades. This is a well-documented fact (e.g. Gottschalk and Moffitt 1994, Katz and Autor 1999). The general public is also very interested in the issue.
US income inequality and assortative marriages
Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov, Cezar Santos, 22 February 2014
Why buyers matter
Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes, Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe, 15 November 2013
Trade in goods across borders is conducted by firms, from an exporting firm in a source country to an importing firm in a destination country. Firms trade, not countries.
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