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We know that there's wealth inequality in America. But it turns out, it's even worse than we thought. A study of 5,000-plus Americans found that perceptions of wealth distribution are not nearly as extreme as the reality of it.

This video, which is making the viral rounds at a breakneck pace, shows the truth of the matter: that income inequality is so severe, so outrageous, that it is, quite literally, off the chart.

A nice campanion to this video is a recent Demos report, "Stacked Deck" which details "how the dominance of politics by the affluent and business undermines economic mobility in America." What's clear is that a political solution to wealth inequality may be slow coming, all the more reason for us to create our own jobsenterprises, housing, currencies, banks, education, and Internet access while the politics get sorted. 

Cat Johnson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on coworking, collaboration and community. She's the author of Coworking Out Loud, a guide to content marketing for coworking space operators. Publications include Yes!