The Disappearing Middle Class

by: Jeff Pierce

This chart shows that the poorest 90 percent of Americans make an average of $31,244 a year, while the top 1 percent make over $1.1 million:

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According to this chart, most income groups have barely grown richer since 1979. But the top 1 percent has seen its income nearly quadruple:
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And this chart suggests most Americans have little idea of just how unequal income distribution is. And that they’d like things to be divvied up a lot more equitably:
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Chart showing US attitudes on wealth inequality
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To see the rest of these fascinating charts, click on over to Mother Jones.

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