Income equality in selected countries
43. United Kingdom
93. United States
133. South Africa
Note: These figures reflect family/household income, not individual income.
Source: Central Intelligence Agency (2010).
Jack DAsk people in China, Russia, and Iran if they would rather live in the US or those countries. Just because they have a better income equality does not mean that their quality of live is better. The other countries on this list have a better… score on the income equality because most of them are closer to a socialism type of gov’t and with socialism you have a lose of liberties no matter how you slice it. The more a gov’t is involved in the lives of its citizens the less liberties those citizens have. This has been prove time and time again through out history.12 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Michael Ruark come on now, 80% of the population holds less than 20% of the wealth. That has been the down-fall of societies from the beginning of time. The ultra rich try to control the people and then the empire falls.
Jack DAnd how are you going to re-distribute the wealth? The gov’t? The Gov’t and the Big Public Unions are all in this also and some of the most corrupt entities we have today though they want you to think they are there to help you in your cause. The bottom line is that too many people in this country have quit relying on themselves and have come to expect the the handout and bail out from Big Gov’t. And when people start becoming not productive then you start to see what we have today, a society that thinks everything is a right and should be given to them instead of standing on their own and working for what they want and need.11 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Jack DI blame the Gov’t because they have regulated the companies to death. And whether you want to live in reality or in some world where profit is a bad thing, companies are in business to make a profit not to supply jobs so so everyone has a j…ob. If Gov’t would get out of the way with so many regulations then you would have more companies that keep the jobs here in the USA which we all want. To completely ignore the role that Gov’t has played and is responsible for in this situation is completely fool hardy. The Gov’t has been responsible for a lot of the issues we are facing today. Are there some bad individuals in corporations? Absolutely there are! But for me this is a Gov’t created situation. I believe that a limited Gov’t is the best way to go.10 hours ago · LikeUnlike
Jack DThe Gov’t puts out these regulates and then does nothing to protect the companies in the Global economy. If the Gov’t makes it more expensive to produce and manufacture in the US and then also sets up trade agreements that hurt American com…panies and make it impossible to compete with other products in the world economy, there is no wonder why they go overseas with their jobs. Because our Gov’t creates a situation where they have not choice if they want to stay in business. We actually agree on most things but we lay the blame on different entities. You go towards the occupied crowd and I towards the tea party crowd. So I guess we agree to disagree.10 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 personSandra D likes this.