A simple chart showing the income distribution and an another attempt to give a feel for it via by spreading it across the US (and on into space). These are great. It’s hard to visualize power-law distributions it’s even harder to think straight about how the evolve. Income distribution is always power-law distributed but it’s more severe in some places and eras than others. Much society has come to admit that we must try to manage the interest rate we need to admit that we must manage this.