How does the U.S. stack up on income inequality?

When it comes to income inequality is the United States more like Iran or France?

It's international quiz time on the Marketplace Morning Report. Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the online international affairs magazine, The Globalist, brings us the question below. 

Income inequality in the United States is most similar to which of the following country pairings?

a. The United Kingdom and Australia
b. Germany and France
c. China and Thailand
d. Iran and Venezuela

Click on the audio player above to hear the answer and learn more about the state of income inequality around the world.

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Stephan Richter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Globalist, a daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture.
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I remember in 2005/2006 timeframe, all the hullaballoo that the Ottawa Landmine Treaty recieved. In particular how publicists tried to led us to believe that the United States and North Korea were the only states to not sign the accords. With a little diligent research, this was found to be a load of political tripe in an attempt to garner mass appeal.

This article is full of that same political tripe. To mangle Clauswitz, this is politics extended. As the 'fiscal cliff' approaches and our federal leaders (along with many states) contemplate raising taxes on "the rich"; this article is intended to do nothing more than raise public emotions rather than showing what is really happening.

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