Occupy Wall Street is all but gone, while income inequality appears here to stay. Such is life in the United States of America, where the divide between rich and poor can sometimes feel like one of the country”s only true constants.
The difficulty is truly grasping the size of that gap, a problem the below infographic by Visualizing Economics helps make easier. Pay special attention to the bottom 90 percent of Americans, who collectively held just a little more than half of the nation”s wealth in 2010, all while the wealthiest 0.01 percent held nearly five percent. It”s a stark divide many too easily forget.
The only infographic you”ll need to understand how bad it really is.