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Wealth Inequality in America

David sent me this.

From YouTube:
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.



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lisa_thecat
Jul. 25th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
This is not happening only in America. I find the idea that somebody can hoard so much wealth obscene. Nobody deserves to be this rich. Nobody "works" that hard to deserve to be this rich. Actually, poor people often work harder and they also do their share for the community in a very visible way, even if they never can escape poverty. The comparison the maker of the video didn't even want to make between a janitor and a CEO would say a lot. A janitor works hard, their work is needed in the society and everybody benefits from it, but gets the lowest pay. What does a CEO do for the society in general? How hard do they work? Most rich people inherited their wealth and don't even work at all.
gaeln
Jul. 26th, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything you've said. The situation is obscene and unsustainable.
fansee
Jul. 26th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
Pretty upsetting, huh? I've seen other charts like this so wasn't surprised but I still find it horrific.

It is unconscionable that most of the 1% believes that the poorest among us are loafers and over-indulged bums who need a kick in the pants to get them off their lazy butts and out there working. I have different ideas about who needs a kick in the butt...or teeth. FanSee
gaeln
Jul. 26th, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
I wasn't entirely surprised but I had only read words before. Seeing our reality, and the discrepancy between that and how we perceive it graphically, is sickening and I complete agree about who needs a kick in the butt.
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