Here's a turn of events. As we watch the debate over whether President Trump's policies are designed to help the rich more than the poor, the poor gained ground last year, The Atlantic reports. Wages have been rising faster for the top 5 percent than for the bottom 20 percent almost every year this century. But in 2016, wages grew faster for the poorest quintile than for the richest, the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute reports. Read more