Very High End Inequality

As perhaps a coda to all the inequality talk later, it’s interesting to look at the new Forbes 400 list and contemplate the extreme disparity between the very richest people in the country:


The Gates/Buffett gap is big and the Buffett/Ellison gap positively enormous. It’s a reminder that I should go read Dayo Olopade’s article on the Gates Foundation. I wonder what would happen if Gates & Buffett decided to intervene in U.S. domestic politics in a really heavy-handed way.