This is a short article on wealth inequality.
If we want to have a big middle class -- and a democracy -- we will have to figure out a way to redistribute our wealth to make it more equal. A way everyone can live with. Is that possible? How would we ever get the very wealthy to agree to anything that redistributes wealth? Can we do it peacefully?
There is a mistake in the chart of wealth: the first number box (average wealth of top 10%) should be $2,560,000. The number that's in there ($600,000) is the minimum wealth to get into the category. Correction by one of the commenters.
Find it here: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/top-heavy-0