Sunday, March 8, 2009

What does the income distribution really look like?

This great animation shows what it looks like to earn $100,000,000 - as opposed to, say $45,000 per year, which is the median US income:

It's from the election season and it's biased toward the Democrats. But when we talk about increasing taxes on the richest 1%, it's hard to wrap you head around some of the income figures being thrown around. This is what they would look like in 3 dimensions.

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