Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies
See also podcast from New Books in Economics.
Inequality is real, it’s personal, it’s expensive and it was created (by EPIdotORG)
…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).
See how much money people make in every neighborhood in every city in America
The Great Divide is a NYT series about inequality.