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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 01:00 AM

14. the headline appears to be deceptive or confused

The article talks about a rise in INCOME, yet the headline says WEALTH.

The two are often conflated, or confused. We say rich or wealthy when we mean high INCOME rather than high WEALTH. The two are often connected, with high income people able to accumulate more wealth, and with wealthy people able to generate high incomes off of their wealth, but they are not always the same, as Allan Iverson's financial troubles show. He made massive amounts of income, and now he is broke. Mike Tyson, Elton John, Michael Jackson. The media is full of stories about people who made/make lots of money but still have financial troubles. Harder to find stories of people who once had $50 million in wealth but are now broke, but such things may happen.

Either way, a million in income is not the same as a million in wealth.

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