Americans Have No Idea Wealth Distribution Is This Skewed

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Americans have no idea how wealth is distributed in the United States.

Both Republicans and Democrats say they want wealth to be divided in a more equitable way. The thing is, their concept of “more equitable” is severely skewed because the actual division of wealth in the United States benefits the super-rich more than almost anybody realizes.

Check out the video below for some incredibly stark visuals of how dollars are distributed among American workers.


Emily DeRuy is a Washington, D.C.-based associate editor, covering education, reproductive rights, and inequality. A San Francisco native, she enjoys Giants baseball and misses Philz terribly.