# Ezra Klein Archive: Inequality

## What Americans think about income inequality in one graph

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Ezra Klein
| February 22, 2011; 2:29 PM ET |
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Charts and Graphs, Inequality

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## 'The Great Stagnation'

Book reviews tend to force the author to combine two questions that don't go very well together. The first is, "Should you read this book?" The second is, "What do I think about the thesis of this book?" So in...

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Ezra Klein
| January 31, 2011; 9:02 AM ET |
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Books, Inequality

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## Inequality among the rich in one graph and one thought experiment

Catherine Rampell asked the hardworking folks at the Tax Policy Center to estimate the paychecks that correspond to different income percentiles. In other words, if you're the 37th percentile, or the 85th, how much are you making? Then she graphed...

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Ezra Klein
| January 12, 2011; 1:44 PM ET |
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## Income inequality and the poor

There might be questions about the relationship between income inequality and median incomes, but according to Lane Kenworthy, there's no real question about the relationship between income inequality and low-end incomes: There isn't one. If we look across the rich...

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Ezra Klein
| January 11, 2011; 1:56 PM ET |
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## Understanding inequality, Part II

In response to this post, Brookings's Gary Burtless wrote in with some helpful comments on inequality and median incomes that I want to quote at length. Standard disclaimer: I've made light edits for space and clarity. I asked what made...

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Ezra Klein
| January 4, 2011; 5:40 PM ET |
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## Some thoughts -- and graphs -- on inequality and income

I've been spending some time thinking about income inequality for a piece I'm writing. As part of it, I made this graph comparing trends in inequality -- as measured by the share of pre-tax income that goes to the top...

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Ezra Klein
| January 3, 2011; 11:24 AM ET |
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Economy, Inequality

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### Older Entries in This Category »

**Scoring the obama administration's record on inequality**, Ezra Klein , December 27, 2010

**CEO pay, social norms and Nintendo**, Ezra Klein , December 17, 2010

**The Washington Wizards theory of inequality and the financial crisis**, Ezra Klein , December 14, 2010

**The conehead economy in one graph**, Ezra Klein , October 22, 2010

**The rich are not bad. Just rich.**, Ezra Klein , September 20, 2010

**How Congress is making the rich richer in one graph**, Ezra Klein , September 15, 2010

**What if growth had been equal?**, Ezra Klein , September 13, 2010

**The Kobe Bryant theory of inequality**, Ezra Klein , September 13, 2010

**Even in New York City, $250,000 is rich**, Ezra Klein , September 10, 2010

**The rich getting richer in one chart**, Ezra Klein , September 9, 2010

**Inequality and computers**, Ezra Klein , September 9, 2010

**Research desk investigates: How does college explain unemployment numbers, but not inequality?**, Dylan Matthews , August 12, 2010

**Research desk investigates: How great is American income mobility?**, Dylan Matthews , August 3, 2010

**Does income inequality cause financial crises?**, Ezra Klein , June 28, 2010

**Inequality back at record highs**, Ezra Klein , June 11, 2010

**The recession will increase inequality**, Ezra Klein , April 20, 2010

**The rich are like you and me -- but so much richer**, Ezra Klein , April 16, 2010

**An attack on inequality**, Ezra Klein , March 24, 2010

**Do liberals have it wrong on inequality?**, Ezra Klein , December 15, 2009

**The Coincidences of Inequality**, Ezra Klein , July 15, 2009