The fact that you even considered having a laugh at NK "sticking it" to the US is strengthens my thesis that trolling is easier than and has in many cases replaced individual responsibility for learning and thinking, and is why Trump got elected. Sorry, I know you're a thoughtful poster but that statement really chapped me. Don't succumb to that temptation please. We can save trolling for Utd. Wealth distribution is a significant issue -- no doubting, it's in my mind the number one issue facing the nation and, save clean water for all, the world -- but the stat you cite is misleading when 2/3rds of the 30 richest non-dictator/royal family members on earth are American (and a lot of that is on paper) which speaks a bit to the ability to get an education, start a business, grow a business, and pay more reasonable taxes than in many (if not most) other nations. The chosen few bump the top end of the spread up demonstrably. Incidentally, the percentage of Americans that give away money to charity is higher than any other populace on earth save Myanmar's.