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Distribution of Wealth in the US video user banned
3rd Mar '13

Has anyone else seen this?



http://mashable.com/2013/03/02/wealth-inequality/

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
3rd Mar '13

I saw it earlier today. I was horrified.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:" I saw it earlier today. I was horrified."


I just watched it.



And people wonder why so many people are on government assistance? :roll:

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
delightfully mad Slut, Sweden 146 posts
3rd Mar '13

Wow.



I knew things were bad, but I had no idea they were that bad.



I'll have to do some research, but I have a horrible suspicion that the Af. American freed slaves who were hired for pennies as servants back onto the plantations that owned them, immediately after the Civil War, were more equal to their former owners in income than the average employee of a fortune 500 does in comparison to the guy who owns the company is today.

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
4th Mar '13

I'm not exactly sure what this video is trying to prove. So we have a big gap between the top and the bottom...

Twizzlahs 2 kids; Florida 1685 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bangtail:</b>" I'm not exactly sure what this video is trying to prove. So we have a big gap between the top and the bottom..."</blockquote>




Not just a big gap, but a much MUCH bigger gap than what anyone surveyed even thought we had.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting TheNuge:" It's an effective video from a pro-socilaism view. Those that dont think critically dont go much beyond ... [snip!] ... video mixes income and net worth so it's hard to know what he is talking about. But, it's effective for the average 18 yr old."


Exactly. It left out so many details that it can't paint an accurate picture. It needed to broke down into wages from salaries or hourly pay, wages from cashing in stock options, net worth, etc...