Hopefully you don't have a liberal professor and can learn reality as opposed to being exposed to some erroneous opinion passed on as fact.even though im currently in a Political economics class in college.
You'd be better off reading the classic "Economics in One Easy Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt.
Often repeated and totally wrong.The poor get poorer and the Rich get Richer.
The "upper" class was growing fast...since the 80s we have more millionaires than ever before. The "rich" didn't necessarily get richer, there just became more of them.
The "poor" class shrank....more of them entered the middle class.
"The poor get poorer and the rich get richer" implies the rich become richer at the expense of the poor, totally untrue. The fact is that the poor made more money because the "rich" were able to pay more.
Now that the "rich" will be penalized for success, they will have less money. That was money that was used to pay the "poor". So now, the poor will get poorer, but not because of the "rich", but because of the politician.