Income Inequity in the US

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How Rich Are the Super rich? It may be surprising answer. 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.

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Income Inequity in the US

  1. 1. Chasm of Income Inequity in the U.S.<br />
  2. 2. Mother Jones featured an interesting article that was well worth passing on<br />It's the Inequality, Stupid <br />Eleven charts that explain everything that's wrong with America.<br />By Dave Gilson and Carolyn Perot<br />
  3. 3. How Rich Are the Superrich?<br />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.<br />$27 million per household!<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/<br />
  4. 4. Who’s Winning?<br />For a healthy few, it's getting better all the time.<br />
  5. 5. Gains and Losses, 2007 - 2009<br />A dodgy number considering the state of the market during the same timeframe<br />
  6. 6. Reminder: The average income for the bottom 90 percent of U.S. is $31,244.<br />http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/24/news/economy/wall_street_bonus/<br />
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  8. 8. Compare these two figures<br />
  9. 9. Note: The 2007 data (the most current) doesn't reflect the impact of the housing market crash. In 2007, the bottom 60% of Americans had 65% of their net worth tied up in their homes. The top 1%, in contrast, had just 10%. The housing crisis has no doubt further swelled the share of total net worth held by the super rich.<br />
  10. 10. The superrich have grabbed the bulk of the past three decades' gains.<br />
  11. 11. Out of Balance… <br />A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Most thought that it’s more balanced than it actually is. Asked to choose their ideal distribution of wealth, 92% picked one that was even more equitable.<br />
  12. 12. Share of Federal Tax Revenue<br />
  13. 13. A Millionaire’s Tax Rate, Now and Then<br />
  14. 14. Your LOSS,THEIR GAIN. How much income have you given up for the top 1 percent?<br />
  15. 15. So Where Does This Leave Us? <br />Worth checking out for the symbolism alone.<br />Yves Marchand and RomainMefre, <br />The Ruins of Detroit.<br />http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/index.html<br />
  16. 16. LinkedIn Profile- Click Here<br />www.graham-mcinnes.com<br />Credits tohttp://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph<br />

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