Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Income Inequality in the United States

Humans generally like to think that they have a good imagination. We have all seen movies and television shows about far away lands and ancient times. We have seen artwork and read stories that push out thoughts almost to the breaking point. We have even seen people create conspiracy theories that are more complex than anything that could exist in reality. If there is one thing that humans are good at, it's imagining things. That's why it so mind boggling to understand that we are so completely wrong about the income inequality in the United States.

Here is a video on Youtube that tries to help us imagine exactly how bad the income inequality actually is:

I have a difficult time believing that Democrats or Republicans would actually approve of an income distribution like this. Perhaps the solution is higher taxes for the wealthy, perhaps it is greatly expanding social programs. Whatever the solution is, we owe it to all Americans see that this injustice isn't allowed to continue.

Hat tip: Pharyngula: Either tax the rich, or have a socialist revolution

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