A quanto pare la crisi ha ridotto le distanze tra paesi ricchi e paesi poveri.
Ma all’ interno di ciascun paese le dinamiche dell’ eguaglianza come sono mutate?:
The incomes at the top of the income distribution have fallen substantially over the past few years.
According to the most recent IRS data, between 2007 and 2009, the 99th percentile income (AGI, not inflation-adjusted) fell from $410,096 to $343,927. The 99.9th percentile income fell from $2,155,365 to $1,432,890. During the same period, median income fell from $32,879 to $32,396.
These recent numbers illustrate the broader phenomenon, discussed in this paper, that high-income households have riskier-than-average incomes.