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"The rich get richer and the poor get poorer" is a catchphrase and aphorism sometimes evoked, with variations in wording, when discussing economic inequality. Its most common use is as a synopsis of a socialist criticism of the free market system (capitalism), implying the perceived inevitability of what Karl Marx called the Law of Increasing Poverty.<ref name=shlee />


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Intro  Predecessors  \"Ain't We Got Fun\"  In political and economic rhetoric  Other uses  See also  References   Further reading   

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"The rich get richer and the poor get poorer" is a catchphrase and aphorism sometimes evoked, with variations in wording, when discussing economic inequality. Its most common use is as a synopsis of a socialist criticism of the free market system (capitalism), implying the perceived inevitability of what Karl Marx called the Law of Increasing Poverty.<ref name=shlee />


The rich get richer and the poor get poorer sections
Intro  Predecessors  \"Ain't We Got Fun\"  In political and economic rhetoric  Other uses  See also  References   Further reading   

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