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This image shows how many hours per week a minimum wage earner would have to work in each state in order to pay no more than 30% of income for a two bedroom unit at Fair Market Rent.

~~~ There is not a single state in the U.S. with enough rental units both affordable and available to house all extremely low income renters- those making 30% or less than the median family income in a metropolitan area.

In how many states can someone working a full-time, minimum wage job afford a 2 bedroom apartment?

from Upworthy

A Fugly Truth Made Pretty: A Cartoonist's Depiction Of Wealth Inequality

Infographic: Depiction Of Wealth Inequality http://www.upworthy.com/a-fugly-truth-made-pretty-a-cartoonists-depiction-of-wealth-inequality-ma3-5f?c=cd1 Also: Wealth Inequality in America www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM &Elizabeth Warren: Minimum Wage Would Be $22 An Hour If It Had Kept Up With Productivity www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/elizabeth-warren-minimum-wage_n_2900984.html It applies to other countries too. Ask for a raise of minimum wage! this is theft in broad daylight!

from BostonGlobe.com

Where slavery thrived, inequality rules today

The chance that a child raised in the bottom income quantile was able to rise to the top income quantile in different counties of the United States.