Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bottom Fifth Of Americans Well Above Middle Of World Income Distribution

From John Goodman's Health Policy Blog, "Another View of Inequality" by John Goodman:

Source: The Washington Post
This graph is from Branko Milanovic, the lead economist at the World Bank’s research group. Dylan Matthews explains:
... if you’re in the United States, the mere fact that you live there means that you are not (with some exceptions) poor in the global sense. The bottom fifth of Americans are still well above the middle of the world income distribution.

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