Skewed: Income Inequality in America

Opportunity in America: It’s shrinking Except for the few[% wealth held by percentile][4]0-50th: 1.150-90th: 24.390-99th:4099-100th:34.5 Lowest 60% of earners are making < the wealthiest 400 Americans: $1.22 trillion vs. $1.27 trillion [6] To put that in context: The average wealth of one of the 400 richest Americans is equal to the average wealth of 510,000 people in …

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Foreign Aid Around the World

Since WWII the United States has led the developed world disbursements of foreign aid almost every year. ●    In 2012, the United States send $37,680,000,000 dollars overseas for foreign aid A few reasons: ■    National Security●    Counter-Terrorism focus since 2001■    Commercial Interests●    Think of it as an investment■    Humanitarian Concerns●    Less suffering makes a better …

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What Sells On the Black Market

Number of jobs created by the black market, globally: 1.8 billion Total US illicit trade value: $625.63 billion Some of the biggest markets: Body Parts The World Health Organization estimates that 10,000 illegal surgeries involving organs take place every year 106,879 organs were transplanted in 2010 (legally and illegally) This is just 10% of global …

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