From THE LOCAL (Sweden):
While US voters shunned the Democratic Party's traditionally redistributive policies in Tuesday's mid-term elections, most Americans actually prefer a wealth distribution model similar to Sweden's. According to a soon-to-be published study by researchers at Harvard and Duke universities, Americans believe US society is much more equal than it really is, and want it to be even fairer.
Business school professors Michael Norton and Dan Ariely asked 5,522 Americans about US wealth distribution and how it should look if things could be changed.
"Respondents vastly underestimated the actual level of wealth inequality in the United States, believing that the wealthiest quintile (20 percent) held about 59 percent of the wealth when the actual number is closer to 84 percent."
Studies show current US wealth inequality is near record highs, with the top one percent of Americans estimated to hold around 50 percent of the nation's wealth. According to Norton and Ariely this tops "even the levels seen just before the Great Depression in the 1920s."
COMMENT: It seems like the grapes of wrath have been replaced by the shrivelled up raisins of gullibility.