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Visualizing Wealth Inequality In America

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    March 6, 2013

    This video has been popping up all over the place in recent days and  it really does a good job of depicting how wealth is distributed in the U.S., much to the chagrin of everyone who isn’t in the top few percent.


    Aside from nicely done graphics and the astonishing 92 percent consensus on what the ideal wealth distribution is, what I thought was most surprising about this presentation is that (at about the 4 minute mark) even the actual wealth of the top 10-20 percent comes in well below either the expected or ideal case for this group. Of course, visualizing the wealth of the top one percent after that is pretty stunning too.

    Images: via Flickr (licence attribution)

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