Concentration Of Wealth In USA
So far this page is entirely attributable to
G. William Domhoff (except for the mistakes, which are all mine - A.Hagen)
Who Owns What ?
Table 1: Distribution of net worth and financial wealth in the United States, 1983-2007
Personal Rant: I believe that all those who have been defrauded by corruption should be made whole. This would amount to the retrieval of trillions of dollars.
In the case of Bush, I would like him to work off his doubling of the national debt by washing dishes, it would take him over 1,000,000 years!
Now imagine if we just reversed roles on the top 1% and the bottom 80%? Everyone would overnight have a 250% increase in their assets.
Table 2: Wealth distribution by type of asset, 2007
Figure 7: CEOs' average pay, production workers' average pay, the S&P 500 Index, corporate profits, and the federal minimum wage, 1990-2005 (all figures adjusted for inflation)
Source: Executive Excess 2006, the 13th Annual CEO Compensation Survey from the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy.