Income inequality, or the wide gap in wage growth and value between the highest-earning citizenry and the lowest-earning workers in a given nation, is increasing at an alarming rate. On a global scale, the bottom earners’ income increases by only 1.4 percent, while the top earners’ grows by 2 percent yearly. In the United States, income inequality increased the widest among developed nations – the richest 1 percent growing by 275 percent, while wages of the poor grew by only 20 percent in 30 years. Perhaps the most controversial question is how income inequality affects economic growth. There are those who view it as a necessary “tool” to boost personal wealth, while there are those who think economic stability will remain shaky when income growth is not properly distributed.