11.04.2011

The 1% in the Income Pyramid

Where the 1 Percent Fit in the Hierarchy of Income

Excerpt:

The Occupy Wall Street protests have set off an enduring conversation in the city concerning what has come to be known as the 99 percent. There has also been a collateral conversation about the richer and remaining 1 percent. Here is the hierarchy of income that underlies the conversation. The volume of each section represents the number of American families in each category, based on a study of 2006 tax returns by Emmanuel Saez of Berkeley.

Comment: NYTimes interactive. Interesting. Source of wealth pyramid

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