“1-percent” Charts

Americans Favor Government Intervention to Reduce Inequality »

A plurality of Americans are of the opinion that it is 'very important' for the government to introduce policies that…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 156
Score: 5

Think Income Inequality is Bad? Take a Look at Wealth »

While the highest-earning fifth of U.S. families earned 59.1% of all income, the richest fifth held 88.9% of all wealth.…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 415
Score: 5

US Executives on Inequality: Government Must Get Involved »

In a poll that included over 300 US executives from companies with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion, Harris…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 213
Score: 4

CEO Pay in the US is Out of Control »

CEOs, by way of the important and often times stressful roles as leaders of corporations, naturally are expected to earn…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 67
Score: 3

America Keeps People Poor on Purpose »

For more from the latest issue of YES! Magazine, The End of Poverty, see: www.yesmagazine.org/issues/th…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 725
Score: 3

Do Big US Multinationals Actually Have Americans in Mind? »

In a recent Gallup poll, at least half of Americans rated large US multinational companies poorly in several key stewardship…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 156
Score: 3

US Family Income Growth 1947-2008 »

For 30 years America grew together. Our middle class prospered. Our impoverished gained economically. And our wealthiest grew their income…

United for a Fair Economy
by: United for a Fair Economy
views: 657
Score: 3

The World's Massive Inequality, In One Pie Chart »

Just over 8% of the world's population controls over 80% of the world's wealth.

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 128
Score: 2

The Koch Brothers Could Buy All 286,629 Houses in Atlanta »

While the median household net worth in the United States stalls at a 43-year low at just under $70,000 including…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 150
Score: 2

Bottom 90% Only Taking Home Half the Annual Income »

The state of economic equality in the US is in dire straits. When including capital gains, the top 10% of…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 174
Score: 2

The 5 Best States to be a Member of the Top 1% »

"A new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) provides further evidence that the serious problem of growing income inequality…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 201
Score: 2

Americans Have No Idea How Bad Inequality Really Is »

If there were one chart that could sum up inequality in the United States and the subdued support there is…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 84
Score: 1

Keeping Wealth for the Few Doesn't Work: US Savings Struggle »

Huge swathes of the richest nation in the history of humanity live with little to no wealth to their name.…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 234
Score: 1

What Are the Causes of Inequality in the United States? »

An overwhelming majority of Americans are of the opinion that the influence of big business and rich individuals on government…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 111
Score: 1

Why is the US Chamber of Commerce Against CEO Wage Reports? »

A new rule requiring corporations to report the pay difference between their CEOs and their median worker has many a…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 78
Score: 1

Besides Taxes, What Bothers You Most About Taxes? »

A majority of Americans have a bone to pick with the federal tax system for allowing wealthy corporations and individuals…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 60

While Wealthy Bathe, Americans Reject Trickle Down Economics »

According to an Oxfam report, the top 1% of the world own 48% of the globe's wealth. This number is…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 106

(Almost) Everybody Has Them: What Are America's Money Woes? »

Nearly 7 in 10 American adults worry that they will not have enough money for retirement. Almost just as many…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 116

After A Year Going Against Public, Republicans Still Strong »

Seemingly, Republican legislators should be in a bad position. They successfully fought against various policy initatives on the Democratic agenda…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 57

TPP Trade Agreement More Harm than Good »

Economic growth from TPP is so small you can't even see it on this graph. At the same time this…

CEPR
by: CEPR
views: 57

Where Do the Rich Put Their Fun Money? »

Latest sign of our increasingly unequal world: In 1950, 200,000 soccer fans watched the World Cup final in Brazil’s Maracanã…

Percent of Americans Living Large, 1977-2010 »

Can we have equal opportunity in an unequal society? Parents in America’s most affluent 20 percent have the resources to…

How Much Too Much? Our Limitless CEO Pay »

Since 1965, the gap between the compensation of America's top corporate chief executives and average worker pay has widened by…

Income Gap Is Widening . . . But Not Everywhere »

America’s most typical income-earners, analysts at Sentier Research are now estimating, took home this past January 7.3 percent less, after…

USA #1: The World's Widest CEO Pay Inequality »

The number of New York Times articles that mention inequality, notes University of California at Berkeley sociologist Claude Fischer, has…

The World's Nations with the Most Millionaires »

Households holding over $1 million worth of stocks, bonds, and other financial assets make up just 0.9 percent of global…

Great Recession: Great for Our Top 1% »

Back in 1996, the developed world's top 10 percent took home 8.9 times the income of the bottom 10 percent.…

Total Net Worth of 10th Richest American »

The nation's deepest pockets have survived the Great Recession in fine form. By one measure, wealth at America's economic summit…

US Tax System is Moderately Progressive »

The more you make, the more you pay. However, many left-wing pundits claim that our tax system should be even…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 105

The 1% are again getting richer. Should the 99% care? »

Before we start cranking up top tax rates to levels that will almost assuredly hurt economic growth, a few notes…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 16