The Rich Get Richer Graph

They say the rich get richer and here is a graph to show this is true.


  1. This is a confusing graph to read. Is it saying, for instance, that the people who comprise the top 1% of wage earners in America got 38.7% of the growth in income between 1979 and 2007 (in which case, I'd ask, "Well, how much does 100% equal?), or is it saying that their income, as a group, rose by 38.7% (in which case I'd wonder why a pie chart was selected as pie charts typically represent who got what in a shared collection).


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