‘Record Inequality Between Rich and Poor,’ According to OECD

BY Paul Solman  December 13, 2011 at 11:40 AM EST

Today we feature a short, simple, surprising inequality video that sums up a lot of recent research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the 34-member OECD. Take a look.

Here’s a sampling of our own reporting on inequality this year, including Monday’s piece on the history of the top income tax rate and its effects on economic growth:

Does U.S. Economic Inequality Have a Good Side?

The Inequality Dilemma

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Give Voice to Anger Over Greed, Corporate Culture

A Day with the Occupiers of Wall Street

Making Sense

Inequality Hurts: The Unhealthy Side Effects of Economic Disparity

World Inequality: Trot the Globe Without Leaving Your Seat

Do Social Safety Net Programs Shrink Gap in U.S. Economic Inequality?

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