Land of the Free, Home of the Poor.

Not surprising, many US citizens have no idea how unequal their income distribution really is. PBS did an interesting little report on the perceptions of many Americans. It seems the political discourse is utterly out of step with the sentiments of the general populace.

The piece is in many ways full of the usual oversimplifications and is loaded with moments of cringe-worthy naiveté.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/july-dec11/makingsense_08-16.html

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