Do you think you have a good picture of how unequal the distribution of wealth is in the United States? A 2010 survey by Harvard economist Dan Ariely and Mike Norton asked 5,000 Americans to graph their understanding of how wealth is distributed in the United States, as well as what they thought an ideal distribution would look like. The results were eye-opening. This video graphically displays the perceived, the “ideal” and the actual (2010) distribution of wealth captured in this study. Admittedly the study is a bit dated now, but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that the distribution hasn’t gotten any more equitable, and in fact all signs point toward it having gotten substantially worse.
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