I saw a bit of Rachel Maddow's show last night and saw a graph that showed that the idea of the 1% earning most of the money seems to be true. Could you find that graph and show it here?
Shocked and Dismayed
Thanks for pointing Madame L to this graph.
(Madame L isn't watching Rachel as much as she used to because she doesn't like being talked down to and lectured at and having every sentence/idea repeated three or four or five times. But she does like the ideas Rachel discusses, and so she's happy to read about them this way.
(Note to Madame L's Dear and Gentle Readers: You may also want to go to The Maddow Blog to catch up on ideas and graphics.)
And here's some of the accompanying information about the chart:
The chart "...comes as part of a nice collection of related infographics on the Mother Jones site.
"If you're a source material kind of person, the actual study is here (pdf) and includes another, longer chart, which one of the researchers, Dan Ariely, explains on his blog.
"Also, you may be aware, Timothy Noah at Slate wrote a huge series about income inequality. Here's his write-up of the study that produced this chart."
What does all this mean? It means that we're even LESS EQUAL than most of us thought, and certainly than most of us want.
What can we do about it? Madame L suggests you VOTE DEMOCRATIC this year and every year, and give monetary and volunteering support to your Democratic candidates. Also, give to charities and/or pay tithing to your church so that people with less wealth can have a chance to join the middle class.