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A Fugly Truth Made Pretty: A Cartoonist's Depiction Of Wealth Inequality

Here's a visual that I hope gets more people to think about these three words: Redistribute. The. Wealth.

A Fugly Truth Made Pretty: A Cartoonist's Depiction Of Wealth Inequality

Whoa, that's lopsided!


FACT CHECK TIME. Here's what our fact checkers found:

This graphic is based on research by The Levy Institute, which uses data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances. Those figures have also appeared in research by the Economic Policy Institute.

I'd be remiss to ignore that the illustration contains a small mistake: That gigantisized money stack on the far left is actually five bundles shorter than it should be. (Sigh...)

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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