A marvel of the modern world

Breaking news from The Onion: "Gap Between Rich And Poor Named 8th Wonder Of The World."

"Of all the epic structures the human race has devised, none is more staggering or imposing than the Gap Between Rich and Poor," committee chairman Henri Jean-Baptiste said. "It is a tremendous, millennia-old expanse that fills us with both wonder and humility."...Its official recognition as the Eighth Wonder of the World marks the culmination of a dramatic turnaround from just 50 years ago, when popular movements called for the gap's closure. However, due to a small group of dedicated politicians and industry leaders, vigorous preservation efforts were begun around 1980 to restoreand greatly expandthe age-old structure.

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Mollie Wilson O'Reilly is an editor at large and columnist at Commonweal.

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