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Chart shows how much of the newly created wealth in economic booms in #USA goes to the 1%. *****Life expectancy gap between rich and poor US regions is 'more than 20 years' Your average life expectancy now varies by more than 20 years depending on where you live in the United States, according to an in-depth study by the University of Washington.

*****Life expectancy gap between rich and poor US regions is 'more than 20 years'

America’s “life expectancy gap” is also predicted to grow even wider in future, with 11.5% of US counties having experienced an increase in the risk of death for residents aged 25–45 over the period studied (1980-2014). No previous study has put the disparity at even close to 20 years. *****Life expectancy differences in USA: A 'survival gap' The drone video that sums up global inequality. It’s surprising how looking at something from a new angle can change people’s perspectives.

The drone video that sums up global inequality

When I began the Unequal Scenes project a year ago, I had no idea that flying a drone over the townships, gated communities and golf courses of South Africa could make such an impact. The changing shape of America's income distribution. Why reducing inequality could be a matter of survival @kaushikcbasu. Rare pic of the full comic (when only the first two panels were shown previously)

#Map shows that three LA counties produce the same GDP as all of #Africa. Source. Map shows that three LA counties produce the same GDP as all of #Africa. Source. *****Income distribution across #USA cities 1970 vs 2015. Today more polarised than in 1970. Explains social tensions?! (interactive 3D maps) Mapping the wealth of the world's richest.

Global wealth inequality. The tiny green pyramid in the shadow is enlarged left. #Map shows gender pay gap in Europe. In the red areas women earn more than men. *****A gaping wealth divide. Read more. Job growth across #Australia not distributed evenly across the states. #Victoria and #NSW drove growth over last 12 months. HT @D_AccessEcon. *****Inequalities in USA (animated chart) The fall and rise of inequality 1930-1970: rising income for the bottom 90% 1980-present: rising income for the top 1% via: @planetmoney. The fall and rise of inequality 1930-1970: rising income for the bottom 90% 1980-present: rising income for the top 1% via: @planetmoney. Click the black background and switch on their reality - politiken.dk. Foto 28.

Click the black background and switch on their reality - politiken.dk

Feb 2017 kl. 08.07. Income gains going to top 1% in 1954-7: 5% 1975-9: 25% 2009-12: 95% *****Brain scans of 1,100 kids found that low incomes meant exponentially severe losses in brain development #basicincome. The number of people in extreme poverty fell by 130,000 every single day since 1990. All the world's most unequal countries revealed in one chart. The global economic recovery since the 2008 crash has failed to reach all levels of society and inequality continues to grow, according to a major report.

All the world's most unequal countries revealed in one chart

I always enjoy these kind of maps. If It Were My Home. Average Life Expectancy by State and Province. Theconversation. By the end of 2015 it had emerged that the UK had experienced the largest annual spike in mortality rates for nearly 50 years.

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The magnitude of the increase in mortality rates was shocking – we estimated that during the period from July 2014 to June 2015 there had been an additional 39,074 deaths across England and Wales compared with the previous year. This represents an increase of 7.4% of all deaths in the 2014-15 period. Mortality rates went up for most age groups, but were particularly concentrated among the elderly. Mortality rates rose by 11.8% and 18.2% for males and females respectively aged 90 and above, 9.2% and 11.2% respectively for people aged 85-89, and 5.7% and 9.3% respectively for people aged 80-84. These rises in old-age mortality occurred everywhere: in richer and poorer areas, in urban and rural districts, and in the north and south. This is a troubling find.

Cutbacks are killing us. #OTD 1933: Nina Simone was born. "I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor" 50% of all new US start-ups are concentrated in just 5 metros. 20 yrs ago, that same % was spread over 29 metros. Enojyed this Graphic Version of my colleague @sreidhenry's book Political Origins of Inequality, *****GIS interactive: Megaregions of the US. In #China 41% of wealth located in 5 coastal provinces: Interior-coastal wealth divide holds potential for conflict. Finland is trialling a universal basic income. Read more. One reason (perhaps the reason) why rich Asian countries are less unequal than the West is that labor income is more equally distributed.

It's unacceptable that in rich countries a large share of people are fully employed but live below the poverty line. #WorkingPoor. Visualizing a Disturbing Truth: 8 Billionaires Own as Much as 3.6 Billion People. Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world. DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

If 100 people lived on earth□ —1 has 50% of all money□ —56 no Internet□ —14 can't read□ —13 no clean water□ #CES2017. BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed, Super Rich: the 1% of the 1% A picture is worth a thousand words. The fact that people despite working live below the poverty line makes me mad! Every job deserves a living wage! #BasicIncome a solution?! Unequal Scenes. Dollar Street. America's military budget, at over $600 billion, is more than three times the size of Greece's entire economy. Wealth Divides. Is income inequality improving?

Wealth Divides

Unfortunately, no. Nationwide, income inequality is greater now than it was before the great recession. In cities and metro areas, inequality also increased on average, due largely to stagnating incomes among the bottom 20 percent of earners. California has the same size economy as France. How do other US states compare? Income inequality and why our cities are a vital part of the solution. PARIS, WASHINGTON, DC – We live in turbulent times, and popular discontent with the status quo is mounting.

Income inequality and why our cities are a vital part of the solution

The reasons for popular frustration vary from country to country, but the common thread everywhere is a growing sense that the economy is rigged in favor of the few. Indeed, the gains from economic growth are increasingly going to the very highest earners. In OECD countries, people in the top 10% of the income distribution earn around ten times more than people in the bottom 10% – up from seven times more nearly 30 years ago.

In 2012, among the 18 OECD countries with comparable data, the top 10% accounted for 50% of total household wealth, while the bottom 40% accounted for only 3%. Economist Stefan Gerlach examines the promise and limitations of “helicopter money,” and considers arguments for and against advanced by Project Syndicate commentators. We all pay a price when inequality reaches new heights. This has far-reaching costs. Global prosperity: Poverty falling, inequality declining (still huge), and median income doubled. New chart from. Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich.

Titanic's First class suite. The Single Largest Tax on Poor Families: the Lottery? Last month the Atlantic highlighted one of the most shocking stats I had ever seen.

The Single Largest Tax on Poor Families: the Lottery?

In 2014, Americans spent $70.1 billion on the lottery. It’s hard to put that number into context, but as the article points out, that is over $230 for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. It is also more than the combined amount Americans spend on sports tickets, books, video games, movies, and music. Lottery sales by state Mouse over the map below to see where each state ranks in lotto sale per household.

The Atlantic also points to several studies suggesting that this $70.1 spend comes disproportionately from the poor. How much of you is you and how much of you is a product of your geography? #OTD 1969: Panorama looked at the welfare system. How did the British public feel about it 47 years ago? Ladybird wisdom, part 42. Rooms. Northern Powerhouse resembles Eastern Europe on productivity. One of the most striking findings of our recent Competing with the Continent report is that most UK cities lag behind European counterparts in terms of productivity – a trend particularly evident in the Northern Powerhouse region, where all 21 cities are below the European urban productivity average of £56,300 Gross Value Added per worker, and all but two (Leeds and Warrington) are among the 25 per cent least productive places in the continent.

Northern Powerhouse resembles Eastern Europe on productivity

Indeed, as the map below shows, productivity in Northern cities is closer to that of places in the East of Germany and Eastern Europe, than to cities in the Greater South East of the UK, most of which perform above the continental average. This highlights the scale of the task ahead for the Government in achieving the primary aim of the Northern Powerhouse initiative – building a powerful network of cities capable of counterbalancing London’s weight and influence. 1. 2. 3.

It’s all about skills. Don't think #BattleofHastings impacts on you? 70% of land in UK owned by 1% of the pop, the majority of whom are descendants of Norman lords. Life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians remains about one decade. Posted The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians remains about one decade, according to new statistics.

The latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) said that while health outcomes had improved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, they still remain below those of non-Indigenous Australians. The biennial report, published today, shows Indigenous males born between 2010 and 2012 have a life expectancy of 69.1 years, a decade less than their non-Indigenous counterparts. The gap for women was slightly lower at 9.5 years.

Between 2009 and 2013, 81 per cent of all Indigenous deaths were of people under 75.