The Great Escape = a big increase in life expectancy inequality

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How the welfare state reduces inequality

Would a living wage reduce poverty in America?

Only one line in this chart about India matters, ever

What happened when the rich got richer under capitalism?

The futility of increasing the minimum wage to reduce poverty

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Everyone is at least 40% better off than 30 years ago and poverty has not increased

via A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Did poverty increase after the 1996 US Federal welfare reforms?

Poverty-fig3a

via The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data | Center for American Progress.

The US model does better for at least 85%, and in many cases 90%+

purchasing national income comparison by decile

via Do We Care About Income Inequality, or Absolute Well-Being?

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Down and out in America in 2005 – Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox

For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans.

In fact, other government surveys show that most of the persons whom the government defines as “in poverty” are not poor in any ordinary sense of the term. The overwhelming majority of the poor have air conditioning, cable TV, and a host of other modern amenities. They are well housed, have an adequate and reasonably steady supply of food, and have met their other basic needs, including medical care.

Some poor Americans do experience significant hardships, including temporary food shortages or inadequate housing, but these individuals are a minority within the overall poverty population.

Percentage of Poor U.S. Households Which Have Various Amenities

Amenities in Typical Households

Households with Air Conditioning

via What is Poverty in the United States: Air

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