Income Inequality = Less Opportunity

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5 Charts that Show How Increasing Income Inequality Leads to Less Opportunity

SOURCE: AP/ Marcio Jose Sanchez

If there is high income inequality, children will likely experience low economic mobility and opportunity as adults.

By Nick Bunker | December 5, 2012

High levels of income inequality are associated with low levels of economic mobility, argues University of Ottawa economist Miles Corak in a new report [...]

It’s the Inequality, Stupid! – Eleven Charts that Explain Everything that’s Wrong with America

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— By Dave Gilson and Carolyn Perot

HOW RICH ARE THE SUPERRICH?

A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.

Note: The 2007 data (the most current) doesn’t reflect the impact [...]