Are the Rich Getting Too Much of the Economic Pie?

Inequality explained in pie charts (made of actual pie)

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When one of you asked, "Are the rich getting too much of the economic pie?" the team behind Economics in Plain English got pretty excited. Because you said "pie." So we headed to Dangerously Delicious Pies in northeast Washington, D.C., with business editor Derek Thompson to explain income inequality over dessert. We ordered three pies -- peanut butter, blueberry, and something amazing called the "Baltimore Bomb" -- to make three charts that illustrate the income and wealth gap in the U.S. We're not the first to mix math and pastry, as we discovered recently, but we hope this video offers a tasty perspective on a complex economic question. 

Don't miss Thompson's introduction to the project and the previous installments, which you can watch here.

This video features "Faster Does It" by Kevin MacLeod and "Zombie Nation" by Jose Travieso.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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