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Watch: News Anchor Shows Americans Real Size of Wealth Gap—Using American Pie

Posted by on February 2, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Watch: News Anchor Shows Americans Real Size of Wealth Gap—Using American Pie

A four-minute video that aired on CBS Friday morning was praised for using slices of real pie to show the huge wealth gap in the U.S. #wealthgap

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Time To Pay Attention: 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The Entire World

Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Economy with 3 Comments
Time To Pay Attention: 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The Entire World

After considering further information from Credit Suisse, Oxfam revised last year’s figures which had found 62 people as wealthy as the ‘bottom’ half of the population. This year’s statistic, now just eight people with that same wealth, shocked the authors of the report — and they’ve suggested measures to take to begin bridging the divide.

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As Wealth Gap Grows, 60 Percent of Americans Say Lopsided Distribution ‘Unfair’

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Economy with 1 Comment
As Wealth Gap Grows, 60 Percent of Americans Say Lopsided Distribution ‘Unfair’

As the gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. continues to grow with more and more wealth being held by fewer people, 63 percent of Americans say that this distribution is unfair, according to a new Gallup survey published Monday. Additionally, 52 percent of respondents say that the problem of inequality should be solved with “heavy taxes on the rich,” a proportion that has risen from 45 percent since Gallup first began asking that question in 1998.

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Stop Falling for the Con that Wall Street-friendly bills are necessary or good for the Economy – Pew Research Study Says “US Wealth Gaps Hit Record High”

Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Stop Falling for the Con that Wall Street-friendly bills are necessary or good for the Economy – Pew Research Study Says “US Wealth Gaps Hit Record High”

The wealth gap between the country’s upper-income and middle-class families has risen to a record high, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. “The latest data reinforce the larger story of America’s middle-class household wealth stagnation over the past three decades,” the report states.

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