Makeover Monday: The Wealth Gap

11/28/2016 Matt Chambers 6 Comments



For Makeover Monday, I wanted to tell the story of how the wealth gaps between the Bottom 90% and Top 0.1% of households have changed over time.  To illustrate this, I chose a dumbbell chart to emphasize the gaps over time.  Once I had built the chart, there were some obvious changes in the wealth gaps over time.  I researched each and annotated with the appropriate points.

Links to sources for the commentary can be found below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Bill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%932008

6 comments:

  1. Awesome visualization and (hopefully) will help start some key discussions of this important issue.

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  2. Great visualization Matt. Would be great if it showed a gradation of the missing 9.9%.

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  3. It would be interesting to see how the top income tax has changed over time as well.

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