Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, March 5, 2011

USA far more “Oppressive” than Egypt re: Income Distribution

This just in, in a post connecting European, Arabic and (I hope emerging) American revolutions:

As the US mainstream media references the “oppressive” and “corrupt” inequality of wealth throughout Egypt, the hypocrisy is shameful. The inequality of wealth in the United States is currently the most severe it has ever been. Gini coefficient ratings are a measure of a nation’s inequality – the higher a nation scores, the more unequal the society is. The US has a Gini coefficient rating of 45, compared to Egypt’s 34.4, Yemen’s 37 and Tunisia’s 40, making the US the most unequal, “oppressive” and “corrupt” of the four.
(Nice to see the CIA's own graphic backs this up.)

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