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.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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