Wealth Inequality in America How America became a superpower 3 months ago   06:24

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Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

References:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph
http://danariely.com/2010/09/30/wealth-inequality/
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/10/03/334156/top-five-wealthiest-one-percent/
http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/19/news/economy/ceo-pay/index.htm

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John Savage
just sayin people pay you more for ideas not time ex CEO makes more than construction worker
John Savage
well cuz the more u have the more u invest so it grows astronomically
John Savage
Communist detected
John Savage
ok socialist
Sawyer Walser
Any shifts in wealth and ideas to distribute it are absolutely ridiculous. The fact that your total amount worth, your net worth, can fluctuate based on other people trying to prove through false animations, is idiotic. It’s sad to believe that the leftists truly believe that wealth is based on luck. I have strong liberal cousins that were raised believing that being wealthy or successful is just because you’re lucky, and it has nothing to do with hard work or determination.
Abel Montes
Started investing about a year ago, it pains me that I waited so long. The reality is, if your money isn’t making more money for you you’re wasting time. I might not get rich but I’m sure I’ll be better off than if i never started investing, and I will pass this lesson on to my children hopefully they make better use of this short life we live than I did.
Jordy Maltos
The kinda of jobs that are high paying are the ones who are in high demand but they are also difficult to get into.
Alexander L
80/20 rule man. 20% do 80% of the work, therefore it is only fair that they make 80% of the income.
Ani-mate
Well, this just proves the notion that the lower classes work for the rich.
Максимилиан Шаффер
Equality ≠ Fairness ≠ Capitalism
Lord Gomstone
1% of america employes 40% of america. ffs people they aren't just sitting on it.
Leo Li
Who's here after watching Ben Shapiro?
aHarm
i guess im in the top 20% lol
Tony Detroit
Still, let us remember that the wealth of the richest is not being consumed by the rich. It is largely being invested in socially productive activities (such as corporation that produce goods and services for everybody).
Homeboy and El Homies
I got no sympathy for a sad broke fuck, It starts with the mind you allowed yourself to get to where you are and stay there no ones to blame. America is literally the land of opportunity and being poor helped me realize that. Im 16 i worked for 2 months ever than quit making 220 biweekly i now make $600 weekly spending 30 mins to an hour managing my start up its the drive of not having shit to realizing there is a way I will have whats mine and taking risk like quitting my job on the spot to take a chance its was the best decision ive made in my life so far and I only just begun
Homeboy and El Homies
How wealth distrubution is now is how it should stay You are payed for your worth to society Thats the heart of capitilism its extremely fair though admittedly unforgiving
Aleksandr Baevskih
Go fuck yourself, socialist
Gray Shark
Revolution?
NoBanMePLS
To anyone bitching about the money you make I can get you a 45k a year job with free education. Quit sitting in McDonald's flipping burgers and do something with your life.
David Mossiaguine
*_we live in a society_*
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