Roslyn, that's the myth. Wealth has been accumulating in fewer and fewer hands for decades now. (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph) Marx predicted a capitalist society would eventually end up with two extremes, a tiny wealthy minority and a huge, poor majority. This disparity would produce a revolution. The US, by growing a middle class, showed Marx was wrong. As we let the middle class deteriorate, we are proving him right. The choice is ours, but anyone who thinks the growing income disparity in the US is NOT a problem is making the wrong choice.