Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. References: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph http://danariely.com/2010/09/30/wealth-inequality/ http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/10/03/334156/top-five-wealthiest-one-percent/ http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/19/news/economy/ceo-pay/index.htm
East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, has the highest income inequality of any county or parish in America. Can that change? More from CNN at http://www.cnn.com/
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Economist Valerie Ramey of UC San Diego gives an insightful talk charting the rise, fall and rise again of income inequality in America over the last century. She highlights the special circumstances that created a "Golden Age" for the average worker in the 1950s and 1960s and then follows with the economic changes that led to today’s extreme disparity where the top 1 percent of US households earn nearly 20 percent of the nation’s income. Ramey is presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/30/2017. Series: "Osher UC San Diego Distinguished Lecture Series" [12/2017] [Show ID: 33094]
Richard Wolff comapres wealth inequality in the United States with that of other developed countries. He proceeds to dwell upon possible reasons behind these numbers. -- Like, Comment, Share, Subscribe! -- An excerpt from the "Economic Update", a weekly program hosted by Richard Wolff. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/user/democracyatwrk Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoohNk4RmPQ Further reading: 1) https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/americans-want-to-live-in-a-much-more-equal-country-they-just-dont-realize-it/260639/ 2) http://inequality.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/Pathways-SOTU-2016.pdf I strongly recommend you read this report. 3) https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=UN_DEN# 4) http://unionstats.com Data for total union density in the US was taken from OECD. Data for private sector and public sector union density was taken from Unionstats. There really isn't much difference between total union density according to OECD and Unionstats, but Unionstats only lists information relevant to the US, so I didn't see a problem in using two sources. 5) http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1984&context=key_workplace (see also: http://www.epi.org/files/page/-/old/briefingpapers/BriefingPaper299.pdf) 6) https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-new-gilded-age-close-to-half-of-all-super-pac-money-comes-from-50-donors/2016/04/15/63dc363c-01b4-11e6-9d36-33d198ea26c5_story.html 7) https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/superpac-donors-2016/?tid=a_inl 8) http://gabriel-zucman.eu/files/SaezZucman2016QJE.pdf (see also: appendix https://oup.silverchair-cdn.com/oup/backfile/Content_public/Journal/qje/131/2/10.1093_qje_qjw004/3/QJEC13102_ZUCMAN_ONLINE_APPENDIX.pdf) See table B3 of the appendix for data relevant to the video. Music: Lightless Dawn Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Editor's note: This video was a piece of work, let me tell you. I didn't plan on fully animating it, which is why it may look a little bare bones, but as the segment went on more and more research seemed to be neccessary. And it piled on and on - the actual editing didn't take as much effort as finding material and, which is a lot more important, selecting proper material that would also match the audio. The most difficult part was looking up data for anti-leftism in America and trying to present it in a form of 1 or 2 slick frames. Didn't quite work out, as you may see. And then I tried to add some fancy glitch effects in the back, but by that time my PC was just begging for forgiveness, and I didn't feel like torturing it for another one or two days. Oh well, maybe next time. Thumbnail courtesy of RT.
Alexis Goldstein (The Other 98 Percent) and Garett Jones (George Mason University) argue whether wealth redistribution policies that claim to fix issues of fairness really benefit society. http://www.LibertyPen.com
We live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals while more than 40 million Americans live in poverty. The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time. Tonight, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in partnership with The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and Act.tv, will present a live town hall event on the rise of the oligarchy and the collapse of the American middle class. Sanders will speak with director Michael Moore, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, economist Darrick Hamilton and other guests about the 40-year decline of the middle class and possible solutions to the growing crisis of income and wealth inequality in America.
Inequality is a big, big subject. There's racial inequality, gender inequality, and lots and lots of other kinds of inequality. This is Econ, so we're going to talk about wealth inequality and income inequality. There's no question that economic inequality is real. But there is disagreement as to whether income inequality is a problem, and what can or should be done about it. *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark, Eric Kitchen, Jessica Wode, Jeffrey Thompson, Steve Marshall, Moritz Schmidt, Robert Kunz, Tim Curwick, Jason A Saslow, SR Foxley, Elliot Beter, Jacob Ash, Christian, Jan Schmid, Jirat, Christy Huddleston, Daniel Baulig, Chris Peters, Anna-Ester Volozh, Ian Dundore, Caleb Weeks -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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