I’ve seen this chart circulating around FB and some other sites. And while I am sure the disparities were this stark, I wanted to confirm the numbers before posting.
The good news is that for the most part these stats are right on. The bad news is that the stats don’t tell the entire story. Particularly when you consider that taxpayers subsidize a large portion of US CEO’s executive pay and bonuses by way of tax loopholes, corporate subsidies and other angles.
If anything, this chart should show just how out of line we are with the rest of the industrialized world, and how much more related our system is with banana-republic oligarchies like Mexico and Venezuela, among others.