An Illustrated Guide About Income Inequailty

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While the Occupy Wall Street protests have died down, income inequality, the issue that sparked the movement in the first place, still remains a problem. In 2012, more than half of the income in America went to the top 10% of wage earners. The United States has not experienced income inequality to this extent since the Great Depression, when the top 1% earned a quarter of America's income.  With the help of cartoon journalist Andy Warner, KQED's the Lowdown investigates how income inequality grew over the years and how deep the divide is today.