Income Inequality by State

This looks a lot like the 2012 Presidential election map, with the most unequal states voting for more liberal state policies consisting of more redistributionist policies such as a higher minimum wage, more generous welfare and unemployment insurance policies, and more “progressive” state tax systems. Democratic strongholds of California, New York, Massachusetts and Illinois all rank in the top 10 for “greatest income inequality between top and the bottom.”

Kind of makes you think about the correlation and causation between policies and their outcomes…

Income Gaps by State





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