Household inequality is portrayed as a vast chasm of destructive essence which will lead to the fracturing of the country and world if it continues. No justification is ever given for GINI coefficients having much to do with a failing economy (at least, never without serious confounding variables), but the assertion is maintained as true nonetheless. Unfortunately for the hand-wringers, where it is seen in the market, inequality is not nearly as pronounced at an individual level. Improvements in technology are a very difficult trend to destroy, no matter how much our economy is divided by bubble finance. At some level, though, the problem of single parent households have severely decreased income equality, and redistributive policies have actually had the opposite effect (imagine that, our policies that are decided by men who have a conflict of interest in making them having some effect on their wealth!). Meanwhile, refutations of Piketty are still rolling in.