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Evolution of the Distribution of Wealth

by Lucas Eaves, published

Evolution of the distrubution of wealth

The Occupy Wall Street movement highlighted the disparity of wealth between the rich and the poor in America, with the now famous gap between the 1% and the 99%.

This simplification has been criticized. However, the reality is that in the past 30 years, the percentage of wealth owned by a small percentage of the population has  increase extensively.

This infographic, provided by Forensic Accounting, analyses the evolution of the distribution of wealth and shows that today 1% do really possess most of the wealth in the United States.

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