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Wealth Inequality in America

March 12, 2013

This video info-graphic is reposted from Portside.org.Picture 1

This video presents a series of 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.

While the information and graphics are very useful in visualizing the current wealth inequality in the US, some of the comments about redistribution are limiting. For instance, the video sort of dismisses the possibility of anything other than Capitalism, which is the reason why there is such inequality in America to begin with. The narrator points on the gap between CEO income and the average workers, and rightly criticizes it. However, such a disparity will not change until people organize at the workplace or start a revolution.

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