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 the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor
    The gap between the rich and poor jumped ... Wages for the wealthiest 1% of Americans more than doubled between 1979 and 2011. Wages for the median U.S. worker, by contrast, increased just 6% over that period. The gap between the rich and poor jumped ...
    06/13/2015 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013
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    03/2/2014 - 1:36 am | View Link
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  • Average (median) household income 1990-2016 | Statista
    The statistic shows the median household income in the United States from 1990 to 2016. The median household income was 59,039 U.S. dollars in 2016.
    06/17/2018 - 2:32 am | View Website
  • United States
    The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
    06/16/2018 - 6:40 pm | View Website
  • Income Inequality
    News about income inequality. Commentary and archival information about income inequality from The New York Times.
    06/16/2018 - 1:36 am | View Website
  • UNION MEMBERS — 2017
    Union Membership by State . In 2017, 27 states and the District of Columbia had union membership rates below that of the U.S. average, 10.7 percent, while 22 states had rates above it and 1 state had the same rate.
    06/15/2018 - 11:03 am | View Website
  • Standard of living in the United States
    The standard of living in the United States is high by the standards that most economists use, and for many decades throughout the 20th century, the United States was recognized as having the highest standard of living in the world.
    06/15/2018 - 12:47 am | View Website
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