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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Two cents on the dollar: Namibia in Manhattan
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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Two cents on the dollar: Namibia in Manhattan

the ugly underbelly of the u.s., the have-it-alls vs. the have-nothing-at-alls, is now on display for the entire world to see, courtesy of katrina...
The top fifth of earners in Manhattan now make 52 times what the lowest fifth make - $365,826 compared with $7,047 - which is roughly comparable to the income disparity in Namibia, according to the Times analysis of 2000 census data. Put another way, for every dollar made by households in the top fifth of Manhattan earners, households in the bottom fifth made about 2 cents.

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