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This insane visualization shows how fast the top one percent has pulled away from everyone else

This insane visualization shows how fast the top one percent has pulled away from everyone else

The above chart-gif shows how income grew between 1917 to 2007 for the top one percent of the income distribution versus the bottom 99 percent. It’s an old story, but one that’s rarely been told so starkly.

Gif by Dorsey Shaw and via Matt Zeitlin. Click “Know More” to read the latest research by inequality researcher Emmanuel Saez on how the top one percent has fared since the financial crisis.

Dylan Matthews | November 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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