Visualizing Unequal Growth

Via Kieran Healy, an excellent EPI data visualization tool that lets you dramatize some of Emmanuel Saez’s findings about inequality:

I think this way of looking at things ends up underestimating the gains of technological progress, but that’s always been true. The fact remains that in recent decades a much higher than usual share of growth has ended in the pockets of a narrow elite composed largely of financiers.