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Why are the nation's richest 1 percent fearing for their safety?

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Women walk by a panhandler along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on November 1, 2011 in New York City. According to a new Census Bureau report, income inequality is greater in New York State and in the New York City region than in any other state or metropolitan area in the country. The report found that in three Manhattan neighborhoods, the Upper East and West Sides and Greenwich Village, the top 5 percent of households make an average of over $1 million. Inequality in America has become a campaign issue following the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the continued high nationwide unemployment rate.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Women walk by a panhandler along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on November 1, 2011 in New York City.

The one percent is feeling pretty nervous these days. There hasn't been a whole lot of love for the nation's wealthiest people, and some of the uber rich are concerned that they may actually be in danger.

The one percent is feeling pretty nervous these days. There hasn't been a whole lot of love for the nation's wealthiest people, and some of the uber rich are concerned that they may actually be in danger.

Politico's Ben White,  author of the piece "Why the rich are freaking out" and the site's chief economic correspondent joins the show to discuss. 

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