Income and wealth inequalities statistics

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. Verified by GC 4/30/14 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “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. 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. [verified 4/15/14]A_1 (Zinger originally entered by Blake:

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