Wednesday, February 23, 2011

America's Out of Whack Economy

This chart is all over the place and rightly so. Nothing so succinctly explains the current problems in the United States especially when compared with a half-century ago.

Distribution of Wealth in 1950
Top 20% of the population - 42.8% (currently 85%)
Middle 20% of the population - 17.4%
Bottom 20% of the population - 4.5%

We can also look back over the past 100 years. Source: Business Insider, plus 14 other charts.
See also Who Rules America.

No comments: