Despite confusion of the Occupy Wall Street protests, they have a point. For those who would like some facts, here they are:
According to the CIA World Fact Book rank of income inequality, the U.S. is slightly better than in Bulgaria, but we’re worse than Iran, China, and Russia. As a democracy, that should be embarrassing.
Here’s how income is actually distributed nowadays:
If you’re one of the peons in light blue, don’t feel bad, because you’re STILL at the tops from a global perspective. According to the Global Rich List, a salary of just $35,000 will place you squarely in the Top 5%. Starting to feel like a greedy ne’er-do-well? You can give a donation to help someone truly in need.
$35,000 Income Puts you in the TOP 4.62%