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An Illustrated Guide About Income Inequailty

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While the Occupy Wall Street protests have died down, income inequality, the issue that sparked the movement in the first place, still remains a problem. In 2012, more than half of the income in America went to the top 10% of wage earners. The United States has not experienced income inequality to this extent since the Great Depression, when the top 1% earned a quarter of America’s income.  With the help of cartoon journalist Andy Warner, KQED’s the Lowdown investigates how income inequality grew over the years and how deep the divide is today.

 

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Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.