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the stock market is so divorced from the actual economy that over half of Americans don't participate in any way at all whether through direct purchase, 401k, mutual funds, etc.. most of the action on the stock markets is companies rebuying their stock to generate earnings and hedge funds and the less than half of Americans who have access to retirement planning.

What percentage of Americans have historically participated in ownership of capital?

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