Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think

“Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” – Chris Rock
The research shows that the average American believes  this:
That the richest 20% of citizens most likely own something like 60% of the wealth and that the bottom 40%  most likely own about 10% of the wealth in this country.
The reality is strikingly different.
>>> The top 20% of US households own more than 84% of the wealth.
>>> The bottom 40% of US households combine for a paltry 0.3%.
One set of family members… the Walton family, for example, has more wealth than 42% of all American families combined.
Such striking income disparity creates all forms of other inequalities … educational inequality,  social inequality, racial inequality, mental, physical and emotional health inequality and on and on.
I don’t think this is what the Founding Fathers envisioned for our destiny as a nation.
For more – if you ready for some cold hard truths… 

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