Americans are clueless about wealth distribution (via Marlboro College Graduate School)

This new research from Harvard and Duke is incredible. One million Americans, across the ideological spectrum, preferred a wealth distribution similar to one that exists in Sweden, and did not truly understand how skewed wealth distribution is in the United States. During this campaign, when ideologues rail against ‘socialism,’ this research is very telling about the type of country that Americans want to live in, and how poorly they understand what type of society the laws and principles of their country have produced.

SustainaBlipp#1 provided by Ralph Meima, Program Director, Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability A recent Harvard/Duke survey concludes: Americans have no idea how skewed the distribution of wealth is in our country, would be shocked if they did, and overwhelmingly prefer a quite different distribution that looks like that of social-democratic welfare state Sweden. Norton, Michael I., and Dan Ariely. "Building a Better America—One Wealth Qu … Read More

via Marlboro College Graduate School

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