Are the Rich Getting Too Much of the Economic Pie?

Inequality explained in pie charts (made of actual pie)

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.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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