Inequality in general is so much worse than most people realize and there's plenty of information that proves it. So, where to start?
The ultra-rich are hoarding as much as $32 trillion ($32,000,000,000,000) in offshore accounts to avoid taxes. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-offshore-wealth-idUSBRE86L03U20120722
) As a way to understand just how much 32 trillion is, let's use time as an example. One million seconds is 12 days, and one billion seconds is 31.7 years. That's already a massive difference between a million and a billion, but how much is 32 trillion seconds? It's over a million years.
Most people know that wealth inequality is a huge issue, but they don't understand just how bad it is. Here's an example:
If you had a job that paid you $2,000 an hour, and you worked full time (40 hours a week) with no vacations, and you somehow managed to save all of that money and not spend a single cent of it, you would still have to work more than 25,000 years until you had as much money as Jeff Bezos.
I've been researching this issue for years because I was shocked at just how bad it really is, and I've put together some information to help illustrate it.
IMF study on the concept of 'trickle-down economics' https://qz.com/429487/a-new-imf-study-debunks-trickle-down-economics/
Possibly the most important graph ever: productivity is increasing but wages are stagnant, all the profit is going to the wealthy https://i.postimg.cc/Qtv9Sh1R/Screen-Shot-2013-03-08-at-11-36-19-AM.png
Distribution of U.S. income https://i.postimg.cc/HLsykSTP/OSX-Ethics-08-04-Avg-Income.jpg
Distribution of average U.S. income growth during expansions https://i.postimg.cc/Qdq7sLZT/qDWnA4s.jpg
Income inequality in the U.S. compared to western Europe https://i.postimg.cc/XYW5TjmW/inequality.jpg
Inequality is still an issue in Europe though, here's the distribution of German wealth https://i.postimg.cc/DZwSd504/screen-shot-2018-01-31-at-12-07-49-am.png
U.S. economic mobility compared to other developed countries https://i.postimg.cc/j5DnzLwH/Relative-Social-Mobility-of-Wealthy-Nations-2-1024x639.jpg
Taxes for the richest Americans have plummeted over the last 50 years https://gfycat.com/fakecandiddungbeetle
Amazing info-graphic about U.S. economics over time https://i.redd.it/e8t78dn0d5h21.png
In addition to all of that, there's another layer of inequality as well https://i.redd.it/e4uoe4w8z6r31.jpg
A fantastic video that quickly illustrates wealth inequality in America https://youtu.be/QPKKQnijnsM
How American CEOs got so rich https://youtu.be/ylLTMYt24lA
What corporations want has more of an effect on U.S. law than what the public wants https://youtu.be/5tu32CCA_Ig
The origins of conservatism https://youtu.be/E4CI2vk3ugk
Neoliberalism explained https://youtu.be/7gQFvf19Jec
Why inequality matters https://youtu.be/XLJl0AdhPjE
Beware fellow plutocrats: pitchforks are coming https://youtu.be/q2gO4DKVpa8
Rich people don't create jobs https://youtu.be/CKCvf8E7V1g
What the 1% don't want you to know https://youtu.be/QzQYA9Qjsi0
The Money Masters https://youtu.be/HBk5XV1ExoQ?t=22
Study shows it's better to be born dumb and rich than poor and smart https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/would-you-rather-be-born-smart-or-rich/281828/
Small farms are being consolidated up into big agriculture https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/07/23/concentration-in-u-s-agriculture/
"Is curing patients a sustainable business model?" https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/goldman-asks-is-curing-patients-a-sustainable-business-model.html
This scientific study concluded that banks can create money out of thin air https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1057521914001070
Being poor reduces your odds of being in a relationship https://www.bbc.com/news/business-40894089
Peasants had less work time than you http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/rauch/worktime/hours_workweek.html
A few families in Canada own as much wealth as 3 provinces in Canada https://globalnews.ca/news/4360299/wealth-inequality-canada/