Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture has an intriguing graphic posted today. It’s a historical comparison of the top 1% of income owners in major countries.
It comes from the Paris School of Economics, which is also building an online database to allow you to crunch the numbers some more. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely built out yet, although you can do a little playing on it.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.