Americans want the government to “redistribute wealth by heavy taxes on the rich” – Vox

Americans want the government to “redistribute wealth by heavy taxes on the rich” – Vox.

The summary of Gallup’s recent poll results are interesting enough, but the video addressing the nature of wealth inequality earns this piece bonus points. Naturally, the Gallup analysis available by link in the article addresses the nuances more completely. One thing I wish had been discovered is the degree to which proponents of each view changed their minds over time.

It should come as no surprise, I think, that the cluster of changing attitudes on the accompanying graph corresponds so closely to the elections of 2008 and 2012. It’ll be interesting to see if the two plateaus behave differently when the poll is repeated in 2016 leading into the election.

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