Mind the (Economic) Gap

Something's amiss...

Links to articles and info-graphics that help explain the nature and implications of economic inequality in the US.

Inequality is real, it’s personal, it’s expensive and it was created (by EPIdotORG)

The truth about extreme global inequality - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

…the richest 200 people have about $2.7 trillion, which is more than the poorest 3.5bn people, who have only$2.2 trillion combined. It is very difficult to wrap one’s mind around such extreme figures. 

But we wanted to do more than just illustrate the brutal extent of inequality; we also wanted to demonstrate that it has been getting progressively worse. A recent Oxfam report shows that "the richest 1 percent has increased its income by 60 percent in the last 20 years, with the financial crisis accelerating rather than slowing the process", while the income of the top 0.01 percent has seen even greater growth. 

Wealth Inequality in America (by politizane).

Amazing video.