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Slope Parity

Slope Parity | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

From 1945 to 1977, the income of every U.S. economic class rose at roughly the same rate or “slope”. Since 1977, the middle- and lower-class “slope” has flattened dramatically, while the top 5% has continued upward on the same slope. It’s easier to see on a graph:

 

 


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Here's a graph the entire country should get into their head and work to change the slope as soon as possible.This slope should change on the  global scale as well.

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A Look at Poverty’s Evil Twin | Taking Note

A Look at Poverty’s Evil Twin | Taking Note | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Today the U.S. is polarized, yet this post by John Merrow states "I have found something that unites Republicans and Democrats: neither party talks about poverty, despite our current epidemic of child poverty and its consequences for the life chances of millions of children."

Merrow continues to discuss poverty, and what he describes as its "evil twin, greed" stating that "we cannot solve on in isolation."

He provides a number of statistics from the National Center for Children in Poverty, including:

* 31% of white children - 12.1 million - live in low-income families.

* 64% of black children - 6.5 million - live in low-income families.

* 31% of Asian children - 1.0 million - live in low-income families.

* 63% of Hispanic children - 10.7 million - live in low-income families.

When you add in American Indian and children of other races, 30 million children live in poverty.

For more information on this and to learn more about "deep poverty" and "normal poverty" as well as a look at salary differentials between the typical CEO and the typical worker click through to the article. Merrow suggest that "if we backed away from greed, we would be more open to recognize the scourge of poverty and the long term threat it poses to our nation."


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Onn Shi Ee's curator insight, February 3, 11:18 PM

In my opinion this article shows the unbalanced percentage of poverty all around the world.From this i can infer that there are a lot of people living in poverty.There are more white children living in poverty than the American Indians, this shows the racial imbalance too ,why are there more non white children living in poverty than the white ,its called racism.It can be infered that the white people think highly of themselves , however the reason of why do they have more poverty children is because of greed!The article suggest on what they should do to solve the problem, "if we backed away from greed, we would be more open to recognize the scourge of poverty and the long term threat it poses to our nation."AND i totally agree with what is written on the article.BUT humans are born GREEDY!

Àqíł Štår's curator insight, February 25, 9:11 AM

Poverty is increasing all around the world. If the world leaders do not do anything about it then it won't stop increasing. Financial assistance is sometimes not enough to get their daily needs. That is why the world leaders need to get poverty undone.

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Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty

Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

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See where the wealth and poverty are in America using this great map.

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Greg Russak's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 AM

Amazingly clear and detailed "view" of where wealth is concentrated. Drilling into zip codes shows remarkable details without being overwhelming. This is simultaneously revealing and mesmerizing. As I looked at it, I couldn't help wondering how and why it is that the people living in the vast "dark" regions of the South and the Great Plains insist on voting against their own economic self-interests by voting for representatives who insist on the lie of trickle-down economics and persistent austerity as the strategy for prosperity.

Chandrima Roy's curator insight, January 9, 10:44 PM

wonderful

 

Ishwer Singh's curator insight, January 20, 6:56 AM

This picture shows the cocentrations of poverty and affluence.  The areas hilighted in yellow show the areas which are wealthy and the dark blue showing the poor. This coincides with the amout of pay and the education levels in these countries. Areas such as Boston, New York and Washington show high cocentrations of affluence. These areas also have much higher education systems and more well -paid jobs. Countries which are highlighted in dark blue are countries with lesser education and lesser paid jobs. This shows the  extent at which poverty can affect a country.

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A Look at Poverty’s Evil Twin | Taking Note

A Look at Poverty’s Evil Twin | Taking Note | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Today the U.S. is polarized, yet this post by John Merrow states "I have found something that unites Republicans and Democrats: neither party talks about poverty, despite our current epidemic of child poverty and its consequences for the life chances of millions of children."

Merrow continues to discuss poverty, and what he describes as its "evil twin, greed" stating that "we cannot solve on in isolation."

He provides a number of statistics from the National Center for Children in Poverty, including:

* 31% of white children - 12.1 million - live in low-income families.

* 64% of black children - 6.5 million - live in low-income families.

* 31% of Asian children - 1.0 million - live in low-income families.

* 63% of Hispanic children - 10.7 million - live in low-income families.

When you add in American Indian and children of other races, 30 million children live in poverty.

For more information on this and to learn more about "deep poverty" and "normal poverty" as well as a look at salary differentials between the typical CEO and the typical worker click through to the article. Merrow suggest that "if we backed away from greed, we would be more open to recognize the scourge of poverty and the long term threat it poses to our nation."


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Onn Shi Ee's curator insight, February 3, 11:18 PM

In my opinion this article shows the unbalanced percentage of poverty all around the world.From this i can infer that there are a lot of people living in poverty.There are more white children living in poverty than the American Indians, this shows the racial imbalance too ,why are there more non white children living in poverty than the white ,its called racism.It can be infered that the white people think highly of themselves , however the reason of why do they have more poverty children is because of greed!The article suggest on what they should do to solve the problem, "if we backed away from greed, we would be more open to recognize the scourge of poverty and the long term threat it poses to our nation."AND i totally agree with what is written on the article.BUT humans are born GREEDY!

Àqíł Štår's curator insight, February 25, 9:11 AM

Poverty is increasing all around the world. If the world leaders do not do anything about it then it won't stop increasing. Financial assistance is sometimes not enough to get their daily needs. That is why the world leaders need to get poverty undone.