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Americans Know Wealth Inequality is a Problem, but What Does it Look Like?

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This video discusses how the growing gap between rich and poor Americans is one of the U.S.’s biggest challenges, with the top 1% controlling more wealth now than at any time in the last 50 years. A recent survey found that over half the country thinks it’s a problem, though most people might not know exactly what wealth inequality looks like. Tony Dokoupil speaks to Americans to see if they know what their “share of the pie” looks like.

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CBS This Morning

Published:

January 31, 2021

Growing Wealth Inequality In The World And America

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This video covers the growing wealth inequality in the world and America. The combined wealth of the nine richest men in the world, according to Forbes in January 2018 was 687.6 billion. This is equivalent to the total wealth of; get this, 4 billion of the poorest people in the world. This means, in terms of wealth, if you put these 9 gentlemen on one side of the scale (or see-saw if you prefer), you would need a good 4 billion of the world’s poorest on the other side in order to balance it out.

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Practical Wisdom

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October 20, 2019

Covid-19 Accelerating Economic Trends, Including Inequality

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More than one year into the Covid-19 pandemic, this article discusses seeing stronger signs of economic recovery. And although the pandemic may be inducing some real changes in the American economy, its biggest impact is acceleration and deepening of pre-pandemic trends, especially inequality.

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Forbes

Author:

Richard McGahey

Published:

April 30, 2021

Racial Wealth Gap May be a Key to Other Inequities

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This article takes a look at how and why we got to the wealth gap, explores how race intersects with it and discusses what we can do about it.

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Harvard Gazette

Author:

Liz Mindeo

Published:

June 3, 2021

The State of America’s Children

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In 2019, the median white family had almost eight times more wealth than the median black family and five times more than the median Hispanic family.

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Children’s Defense Fund

Trends in Income and Wealth Inequality

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In this article, the Pew Research Center discusses how most Americans say there is too much economic inequality, but fewer than half call it a top priority.

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Pew Research Center

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January 9, 2020

The 1% Owns Almost As Much Wealth As The Middle Class: Will The Rich Keep Getting Richer?

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This article explores the trend of growing wealth inequality in the U.S. and provides several reasons to account for the vast chasm between the groups.

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Forbes Magazine

Author:

Jack Kelly

Published:

11/2/2019

Richest 1% of Americans Close to Surpassing Wealth of Middle Class

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This article explores the U.S.’s historic economic expansion and provides data on how the 1% now hold almost as much wealth as the middle- and upper-middle classes combined. The article may be accessed one time without a subscription.

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Bloomberg.com

Author:

Alexandre Tanzi and Michael Sasso

Published:

11/9/2019

Income Inequality in America

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This article gives an overview of how income inequality is measured and how the gap has worsened in America.

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TheBalance.com

Author:

Kimberly Amadeo

Published:

5/18/2020

Income Inequality

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This article explores both U.S. and world-wide income inequality.

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Author:

Valerie J. Carter and Michael W. Howard

Published:

8/16/2016

US Income Inequality Continues to Grow

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This article explains how income inequality continues to build and grow in the United States.

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CNBC

Author:

Carmen Reinicke

Published:

7/19/2018

Coronavirus lifestyles of the rich and famous: how the 1% are coping

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This article describes how, while the middle class faces the pandemic, the wealthy are donning face masks, boarding private jets and heading for the hills.

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The Guardian

Author:

Edward Helmore

Published:

3/18/2020

Wealth Inequality in America

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Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

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YouTube.com

Author:

Politizane

Published:

November 20, 2012

Minding the Gap

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This video takes a look at income inequality that has always existed in the U.S., but explains that the gap between rich and poor hasn't always been as wide as it is today.

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YouTube.com

Author:

Time

Published:

2/20/2020