This graphic is based on research by The Levy Institute, which uses data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances. Those...

This graphic is based on research by The Levy Institute, which uses data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances. Those...

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Why should the wants of the few outweigh the rights of the many?
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CITY INCOME DONUTS  Bill Rankin, 2006 This shows the distribution of income per capita around the 25 largest cities in the US (pop. > 2,000,000). The goal was to test the DonutHypothesis (a city will create concentric rings of wealth and poverty, with the rich both in the suburbs and in the "revitalized" downtown. This seems to have validity in older cities like Boston, New York, or Chicago, but in newer cities there are "wedges" of wealth in a continuous slice from the center to the…

CITY INCOME DONUTS Bill Rankin, 2006 This shows the distribution of income per capita around the 25 largest cities in the US (pop. > 2,000,000). The goal was to test the DonutHypothesis (a city will create concentric rings of wealth and poverty, with the rich both in the suburbs and in the "revitalized" downtown. This seems to have validity in older cities like Boston, New York, or Chicago, but in newer cities there are "wedges" of wealth in a continuous slice from the center to the…

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The wealth gap in America is wider than Americans realize, studies show, and there are no signs that it will change any time soon, either. The findings of three reports over several years indicate the disenfranchised, in particular, are way off the mark in understanding how much a small percentage of citizens control most of …

The wealth gap in America is wider than Americans realize, studies show, and there are no signs that it will change any time soon, either. The findings of three reports over several years indicate the disenfranchised, in particular, are way off the mark in understanding how much a small percentage of citizens control most of …

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US Distribution of Wealth, 1870 - pretty well explains things as far as the effect plantation had on things: enormous wealth disparity.

US Distribution of Wealth, 1870 - pretty well explains things as far as the effect plantation had on things: enormous wealth disparity.

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This picture shows how to properly distribute pictures. Switzerland's wealth distribution is similar to this. They have one of the highest distribution of wealth.

This picture shows how to properly distribute pictures. Switzerland's wealth distribution is similar to this. They have one of the highest distribution of wealth.

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