Viral video shows the extent of U.S. wealth inequality

This six-minute video animation is currently doing the rounds online and builds on the pioneering research by economists Michael Norton and Dan Ariely about American attitudes toward wealth.

The video details the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. Scary stuff!

America: Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%?


References used in the video:

  • Wealth Inequality by Dan Ariely | 30 September 2012 | USA | | Original research that the stats in the video are based on

See also Michael Doorly’s post The One Percent-ers  on the blog  based on America’s super wealthy (Jan 2012).