Skip to main content

View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 1/8 (342 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Not everyone worked in a factory though (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MichaelNY, jncca

    I know for damn sure that agricultural wealth inequality was magnitudes lower outside the South (not just the North but also the midwest and plains) thanks to things like the Homestead act and the inability to grow plantation crops.  Yes, the wealth disparity between the factory workers and owners was disgusting, but do you really think it was worse than the disparity between the Southern plantation aristocrats and sharecroppers? I doubt it was.

    I'd love to see some GINI coefficient calculations for the South and non-South over the course of the 3rd party system though, I bet a lot of people would be surprised.

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

    by sawolf on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:17:44 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site