Friday, October 7, 2011

inforgraphic: Inequality

I was looking for some figures on tax rates because my post on who pays the most taxes seems to bring odd comments out of the woodwork, and I came across this set of inforgraphics. It almost made dealing with the annoying comment worth it.

You find more graphics and interesting facts here. Like did you know, "In 2007, the bottom 60% of Americans had 65% of their net worth tied up in their homes. The top 1%, in contrast, had just 10%." Wow.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I hadn't gone back to reread the comments after your reply to me, but it looks like Ed has selective reading/hearing.

    I don't remember which show I saw it on, but I think it was either Colbert Report or The Daily Show where they did some math and showed that the same amount of revenue stood to be gained if we taxed the top 1% as if we taxed the bottom 51%. That information is pretty telling on it's own.

    But, I know that tidbit of info will be used to say 'See! If they were paying their fair share...' rather than 'Holy CRAP. 1% of the richest people in the country could contribute as many taxes as 51% combined!'


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