You Know How We're Always Yelling 'America Is #1'? Well, We Are Wrong. We're Actually 44th.
The income divide in the U.S. is pretty scary and is only getting scarier. There's something wrong with this picture: A kid in Charlotte, N.C., born in the bottom 20% of income earners has only a 4% chance of making it into the top 20%. Pretty sure that's not how the American Dream is supposed to work. Being #1 may not be important to you — and that's OK — but let's at least try for the top 10.