Wealth inequality in the United States is much worse than people think. There is a thin line between the collective earnings of the lower-middle class and poor, while the gap between them and the ridiculously rich is a shocking shame.

A videographer working under the name ‘Politizane’ illustrated this in a video posted to YouTube called ‘Wealth Inequality in America’ in which he features the results of a poll conducted by a Harvard business professor and economist that asked 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth was distributed in the country.

The graphic above illustrates the disparity between what people think the distribution of wealth is, what they believe it should should be like and what actually exists.

And what it shows is that wealth distribution in the U.S. is much worse than people think it is.

The six-minute video that was posted on YouTube last Fall has stirred an insightful discussion among viewers who have expressed thoughts from shock to dismissing it as biased.

‘I’m sure it’s been said before, but for those of you that get all stirred up by the negatively skewed distribution of wealth, consider this. This data is based off of tax information. This says nothing about the wealth that is […]

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