Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"could have a giant distorting effect on our politics"

"Actual represents the actual distribution of wealth. Estimated is what people think the distribution of wealth is."

(Source: Matt Yglesias)

1 comment:

N. Melcher said...

Fascinating, though not surprising. My question is what a majority of the people will do with that data. Will most say, "Wow" and go on with their lives? Will most say "Why is it like this and how can I do something to create change?" and follow through? One choice is easy, one choice is hard, and both choices are on extreme ends. I'd like to think I do my best to do the latter more than the former.