The States With The Widest Gap Between Rich And Poor

While some income inequality is generally considered necessary in a free market economy, extreme inequality is not. In the United States, there are far more poor people than wealthy ones -- and the gap between the rich and poor is growing.

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  • States with widest gaps between rich, poor
    States with widest gaps between rich, poor. Nearly 54% of all income in the Empire State is earned by the wealthiest 20% of income earners
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  • Countries with the widest gap between rich, poor
    Countries with the widest gap between rich, poor. The United States of America has the fourth most uneven income distribution in the developed world.
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