Video: Great Graphical Display of Inequality in America

As a followup to my review of Chrystia Freeland’s good book Plutocrats, and in honor of Forbes’ release of their latest list of the World’s 1,426 Billionaires, everybody should watch this video.  Do it, it just takes 6 minutes.  We can’t have a useful dialogue about these things if we don’t have the facts.

Wealth Distribution

 

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One Reply to “Video: Great Graphical Display of Inequality in America”

  1. I’d be interested to see how the wealth shifts with each recession. It seems each bust further concentrates rather than redistributes wealth (that may be a naive guess). Thanks for your review of Freeland’s book – looks like an interesting read and well timed for this video.

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