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Distribution of Wealth in the United States | An Excellent Visualization

I’m preaching on Luke 16:19-31 this weekend–the story of the rich man and Lazarus. A friend posted this YouTube video on his facebook page and I thought it was worth sharing, especially in light of the parable at hand.

Here are two key frames I captured from the video:

One percent of the population owns 50% of all stocks and bonds and 40% of all wealth. 80% of the population own only 6 percent of the national wealth.

One percent of the population owns 50% of all stocks and bonds and 40% of all wealth. 80% of the population own only 6 percent of the national wealth.

The average worker has to work an entire month to earn what the average CEO makes in one hour. That is 380 times the average worker's salary.

The average worker has to work an entire month to earn what the average CEO makes in one hour. That is 380 times the average worker’s salary.

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