Income and wealth inequalities statistics

January 17, 2015

 

The following is from the World Top Incomes Database (co-founded by Thomas Picketty)
"For the year 2012: Top 1% income share-including capital gains= 22.46%"
Source: World Top Incomes Database. Country Information, United States. Accessed 4/30/14. http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/#Country:United%20States
Verified by GC 4/30/14
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“The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world.” [Originally produced by Credit Suisse, while Oxfam deduced this from their findings]
Davies, Jim, Lluberasis Rodrigo, and Shorrocks Anthony.
Credit Suisse, "Global Wealth Report 2013." Last
modified September 17, 2013. Accessed February
26, 2014. https://publications.credit-suisse.com/tasks/render/file/?fileID=BCDB136...
Ricardo, Fuentes-Nieva, and Galasso Nick. Oxfam,
"Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality."
Last modified January 20, 2014. Accessed February 26, 2014. http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp-working-for-few-politi...
[verified 4/15/14]A_1 (Zinger originally entered by Blake: http://smallplanet.pmhclients.com/spsys/index.php?S=0&C=edit&M=view_entr...)
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