Business Insider has an unsettling announcement. America has slipped into one of the defining characteristics of a banana republic: The wealthiest 1 percent make 20 percent or more of the wealth in the country. It's 24 percent, actually.
Geez, I was almost taken in. It turns out there's no such criteria for a banana republic; the New York Times' Nicholas Kristoff drew a comparison between the U.S. and banana republics he's visited based on the wealth gap.