Video: Wealth Inequality in America

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Video: Wealth Inequality in America

Video: Wealth Inequality in America
Thu, 3/14/2013 - by ThinkReality

This video, which has been viewed 4.5 million times, features startling infographics about the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

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