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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:11 PM
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Now here's something Obama could use...
Study: Most Americans Want Wealth Distribution Similar to Sweden

Americans generally underestimate the degree of income inequality in the United States, and if given a choice, would distribute wealth in a similar way to the social democracies of Scandinavia, a new study finds.

For decades, polls have shown that a plurality of Americans -- around 40 percent -- consider themselves conservative, while only around 20 percent self-identify as liberals. But a new study from two noted economists casts doubt on what values lie beneath those political labels.

According to research (PDF) carried out by Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School and Dan Ariely of Duke University, and flagged by Paul Kedrosky at the Infectious Greed blog, 92 percent of Americans would choose to live in a society with far less income disparity than the US, choosing Sweden's model over that of the US.

http://www.alternet.org/rss/1/569425/study%3A_most_amer...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:39 PM
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1. Interesting article. Hopefully some folks might bookmark to read when they have time.
thanks!
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