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America’s “Dreamless Dead”

October 22, 2010

Washington economics correspondent Emily Kaiser delves into plutonomies and what pollster John Zogby calls the “Dreamless Dead” for her special report on income inequality in the United States.

 
 

Here are some interesting numbers from the OECD on how the wealth gap in America compares to other countries. (Full disclosure — I’m British)

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Another graphic worth checking out is this one that shows the impact of booms and busts on high and low earners.

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 To see the full report with pictures and graphics in PDF format, click here.

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