Sunday, November 10, 2013

Most Americans want more even distribution of wealth--and that would change schools dramatically

Out of Balance (
A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Most thought that it’s more balanced than it actually is. Asked to choose their ideal distribution of wealth, 92% picked one that was even more equitable.

It's the Inequality, Stupid
Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America.
—By Dave Gilson and Carolyn Perot
Mother Jones
March/April 2011 Issue

Want more charts like these? See our charts on the secrets of the jobless recovery, the richest 1 percent of Americans, and how the superwealthy beat the IRS.

How Rich Are the Superrich?

A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244...

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