Since 1976, the share of national wealth owned by the top 1% of Americans has nearly tripled, rising from 9% to 24%.
And with the recession in 2008 and the Occupy Movement in 2011, there has been a lot of talk about wealth inequality in the United States lately.
But what is wealth inequality really? People who contribute more to society deserve a larger share of the pie, of course, but how big of a share is fair?
And how does the average person’s ideal wealth distribution compare to the reality in America today? All these questions and more are tackled in this great video by YouTube user politizane: