LEGO Social Mobility

LEGO Social Mobility September 1, 2014

Inequality and social mobility (or lack thereof) in the United States, illustrated with LEGO. HT IO9.


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  • Very interesting! But, remember, most Americans spend some year of their life in the top 10%.
    http://www.aei-ideas.org/2014/04/evidence-shows-significant-mobility-in-income-and-affluence-73-of-americans-will-be-in-top-20-for-at-least-a-year/
    And consumption is probably more important than stated income.

  • Gary

    Gee, I wonder how the Israeli and Palestinian graph would look like, since they are in one nation/territory?
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/meast/mideast-israel-west-bank/index.html?c=homepage-t
    The rather amazing territory slight of hand…almost sounds OT biblical.
    “Israeli officials told CNN the expropriation was linked to the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared from the West Bank settlement of Gush Etzion in June.”
    “The Israeli Civil Administration, which rules over Palestinians in Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank, has posted “no trespassing” signs in the valley.”
    Makes the U.S. distribution seem rather insignificant, with examples like,

    “Farmer Mahmoud Mifrah, 66, told CNN he had grown vegetables and olives in Wadi Fukin for 42 years and did not see why he should suffer the consequences of others’ crimes.

    “We are the neighbors of the Israeli people,” Mifrah said. “We share water and air and everything. We have to find a way to live together.””