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The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to Census Bureau figures.

In 2016, 49ers quarterback Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality and racial inequality. The protests grew into one of the most polarizing issues in sports, with President Donald Trump urging the league to suspend or fire players who demonstrate during "The Star-Spangled Banner." Kaepernick and former 49ers teammate Eric Reid sued the league for collusion and the sides settled the case this year with a public hearing looming, the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions. Reid signed with Carolina after missing three games last season and got a new contract this year. Kaepernick remains out of the league since the 2017 season.

Wage inequality in the workplace is a headline-grabbing topic. Among your personal peer group? Maybe not so much. This episode lets Phoebe, Rachel and Joey actually talk about how much of a struggle it is to keep up when their friends make so much more money than them. It also ends with Monica losing her job at a restaurant, thus reminding that not all paychecks come with a lifetime guarantee.