The Incredible Wealth Gap

The intergenerational wealth gap is big, but it’s nothing compared to the division between the “Haves” and the “Have-nots”

Graphic published in the Washington Post, December 3, 2019

Why the Gap?

The differences in wealth arise from matters of financial discipline, lifestyle choices, and opportunities or lack thereof.

The Haves and the Have-Nots

But the real corker is not the intergenerational wealth gap: it’s the one between the “Haves” and the “Have-nots.” And that’s a disastrous phenomenon afflicting societies around the world.

Where do We Go From Here?

We’ve seen that the wealthy keep getting richer, and the poor keep getting poorer and poorer. Where do we go from here?

Top Writer in Politics. Author of “The ‘Plenty’ Book — the Answer to the Question: What Can I do to Make This a Better World?,” available on

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