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9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact

9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact
There's a chart I saw recently that I can't get out of my head. A Harvard business professor and economist asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth was distributed in the United States. This is what they said they thought it was. Dividing the country into five rough groups of the top, bottom, and middle three 20% groups, they asked people how they thought the wealth in this country was divided. Then he asked them what they thought was the ideal distribution, and 92%, that's at least 9 out of 10 of them, said it should be more like this, in other words more equitable than they think it is. Now that fact is telling, admittedly, the notion that most Americans know that the system is already skewed unfairly. So ignore the ideal for a moment. But let's look at it another way, because I find this chart kind of difficult to wrap my head around. So here's that ideal we asked everyone about. But let's move on. Sadly, this isn't even close to the reality.

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