Are the rich getting richer? Take our quiz on inequality and incomes.

How big (or narrow!) is your own "gap" is when it comes to knowing the economics and politics of income disparities, from the French Revolution the Great Recession?

2. Which US president said the following in a State of the Union address? 'The man of great wealth owes a peculiar obligation to the state, because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government.'

It's an idea that has been echoed by others, including President Obama.

It's an idea that has been echoed by others, including President Obama.

It's an idea that has been echoed by others, including President Obama.

It's an idea that has been echoed by others, including President Obama.

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Barack Obama

 

Theodore Roosevelt

 

Richard Nixon

 

Franklin Roosevelt

 
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