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The state of global income inequality, in one very revealing graph

In the graph above, the area of each rectangle corresponds to the size of each country’s economy. The width of the rectangle represents the population, while the height represents the average income in that country. Which rectangle is larger, China’s or that of the United States? According to the new World Bank report from which this chart is taken, China’s is slightly smaller but will be larger by the end of this year.

Max Ehrenfreund | April 30 at 9:35 am
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