Wealth Inequality in America
Data science and analysis is fascinating because it provides the tools to describe the world around us in a measurable way. The other reason the field is so appealing to me is its power to shed light on the injustices and inequalities that continue to plague us – something that many of us already know but don’t realize to what degree.
A video called Wealth Inequality in America provides a startling look at the huge disparity between the haves and everyone else.
Of course, like a good “liberal”, the creators of the video have provided links to source references:
- It’s the Inequality, Stupid [Mother Jones, March/April 2011 issue]
- Building a Better America: One Wealth Quintile at a Time [Dan Ariely & Mike Norton, Jan. 2011]
- How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans [Think Progress, Oct.3, 2011]
- CEO pay is 380 times average worker’s – AFL-CIO [CNN Money, April 19, 2012]