Wealth Inequality: Perception vs. Ideal vs. Reality

OUT OF BALANCE

A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Most thought that it’s more balanced than it actually is. Asked to choose their ideal distribution of wealth, 92% picked one that was even more equitable.  – From “It’s the Inequality, Stupid,” Mother Jones, March/April 2011

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