this seems to indicate we’re in bad shape (but not as bad as it could be) regarding income inequality. http://www.slate.com/id/2178386 If inequality is part of our nature, then we’re into a whole new debate: can we ‘nurture’ ourselves into being better humans, like in Sweden (4:1 income inequality)–and should we? I spent last summer (and might spend next summer) building houses and trying to get people to understand that the US economic system isn’t really working for most people… but to no avail. oh well, either we’ll sink or swim eventually.
to check out the international spread in development: www.gapminder.org
it’s fun to play with.