''Perhaps the very rich do not take quite as large a slice of the pie as many thought. Still, the "new" version of the United States remains a remarkably unequal place, more so than most other industrialized countries. According to data from the Luxembourg study, Norway's Gini, after adding in taxes and transfers, is 0.28; Canada's is 0.29, Germany's is 0.30 and Britain's is 0.30. Of the 38 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, only four are more unequal: Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Turkey.'' -- This is not a story about numbers that might appear somewhat better using a different methodology, because all the data point broadly in the same direction....

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