This video starts out by pointing out how few Americans know about the true inequality in America:


A Harvard Business professor and economist asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth was distributed in the United States. He then asked them what they thought the ideal should be. 92 percent, that’s at least nine out of 10 of them, said it should be…more equitable than they think it is.


People can be quite skeptical regarding anything with numbers. It can be hard to get straight facts that have not been persuaded by one political party or another. This video, however, is one of the few that truly does give just solid facts.



Using charts, diagrams, and numbers, this video touches on what socialism would look like, what people think the economy looks like, and what it actually looks like. It gives real-world examples of what each household would look like, and attempts to accurately look at the top one percent of people.


There is no real agenda other than looking at the numbers: the only reason it might seem biased is simply because it would be hard not to be after seeing these numbers.


Not to mention, at the end of the video is a reference page to all the sources used in giving these numbers. Here at MUI, we looked up these numbers for you and checked all the facts that were given in this video (so you do not have to), and we found no discrepancies.


One thing to keep in mind, however, is that these sources are not regulated by the government, nor are they particularly affiliated with any kind of scientific research group, and they have a notable potential for bias. Those potential biases aside, it is safe to say that the numbers used in the video and in these sources are accurate; numbers have no bias by themselves.


What do you think of this educational video on wealth inequality in America? Do you identify with the sentiments that the professor tries to communicate in the video? Does this video make you stop and think? Does it change how you view America? The top one percent? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below or tweet me @kateeb790!