59

According to Pew Research, the difference in median income classed by income strata, expressed in 2018 dollars, from 1970 to 2018, has skewed hard toward the rich, with both the middle and the poor losing ground as a relative share of total income in the US. It is important to note that, as far as Pew is concerned, the top quintile is the typical grouping ...


58

In the 4th quarter of 2020 the net worth of US households was $122,886,624 million. The number of US households was 128.451 million. Therefore, the mean net wealth was $956,681 Total personal income was $19,502,071 million. Therefore, the mean income per household was $151,825. In Andersen's hypothetical world where all households have the same wealth and ...


27

Yes. (every metric I've looked at says that the distribution has become more skewed; whether it is "much" more skewed depends on which metric you look at, and how big you consider "much" to be ...) This figure from a 2019 McKinsey study shows trends in the Gini coefficient over almost four decades (1980-2014), supporting the claim that ...


19

Does New York actually have stricter voting restrictions than Georgia? Rather than trying to come up with some objective measure of voting restrictions, I'll cover the claims, the regulations, and where NY and Georgia are moving relative to themselves. The claim is a combination of cherry picking, whataboutism, and lies about election security. As we'll see,...


18

Evidence It all depends upon what level of evidence you require really, but according to several mainstream sources, including "The Charlotte Observer", the footage is currently believed to be authentic, and not a deepfake. Charlotte Observer Man robs 69-year-old Asian woman in attack caught on video, California cops say Yahoo news Yahoo news ...


12

Yes. The following spectacular charts from the former secretary of labor and professor at the University of California, Robert B. Reich, illustrate in a striking fashion how the income of "production and non-supervisory workers" stopped growing with productivity some time before 1980. The connection between economic growth and lower incomes was ...


12

Yes, there has been a verifiable increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the beginning of 2020, coinciding with the coronovirus pandemic. This "fact checker" article summarizes it well: The Center for Study of Hate & Extremism published a report documenting changes in hate crime patterns in 2020 in 16 American cities. In those 16 ...


11

It is possible to make a case that there is a significant uptick in crimes against Asian Americans (and @BradC does an excellent job). But using the same data source you can also make the opposite case depending on which statistics you choose to emphasize and how you frame the data. Like Brad, I'll rely on the Center for the Study of Hate Crime and ...


8

The Washington Post has an article that debunks this. I wish I could provide more but the rest is behind a paywall but the title of the article should provide enough info. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/29/no-delaware-doesnt-specifically-prohibit-food-or-water-polls-like-georgia/ States prohibit bribery at the polls — the offer of something ...


5

A lot of people have been saying this, but your quote may be referring to when Biden said it in the 2020 presidential debates, as mentioned by CNBC: "You can't fix the economy until you fix the Covid crisis." Joe Biden slams President Trump's economic policies around the coronavirus pandemic. Similar quotes appear in Yahoo Finance, The Washington ...


4

Adding this as a notable claim. I can't tell if it is true or not. The story is usually told about Winston Churchill, during or shortly after WWII. While it is sometimes told as a psychological stunt against Nazis, it is usually described as a prank on his allies, either USA or Russian. In some descriptions, the objects in question were intended as ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible