Americans Drastically Underestimate the Number of Poor People in Their Country
I find this graph interesting in two ways. (1) Look at the top right image. That reflects the income strata in Germany. Notice how it is weighted at the middle-income level. (2) Now look at the bottom right image. That reflects the income distribution in the United States. Notice the huge number of poor and the relatively small middle-income. To the left of both of these images is how people in Germany and the U.S. think income in their country is distributed. Look how out of kilter what Americans think is to the reality.
I like the reality in Germany best. That’s roughly the way the U.S. was in the 1950s and ’60s.
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