An interactive graphic that describes the extent of income inequality in the U.S., how it got so unequal, and offers tangible suggestions about what ordinary people can do to diminish it. It also allows users to estimate the amount of actual income inequality and place their own earnings in the context of demographically similar populations. Animated videos narrated by former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, describe why such inequality has increased in recent decades.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 02, 2014
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 27, 2014
Submitter: michael miller
Keywords: stratification, income inequality, social class
Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure
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Discussion for inequality.is
9 weeks ago
David Curtis (Consultant)
Looks great, new to Merlot so just "scouting."
Time spent reviewing site: Just a few minutes. Part of the Merlot Grape Camp assignment.