If you look very closely at America, you can see the poor physically growing apart from the rich, like a polar bear drifting out to sea on a broken chunk of ice.

A new report out today from the Economic Innovation Group (a “centrist” think tank funded largely by civic-minded tech executives) examines inequality in a somewhat novel way: by zip code. By gathering data on education levels, housing, income, poverty rates, employment, and business development in every zip code in America, they were able to show not just a raw picture of aggregate inequality across the country, but a geographically detailed picture of where the winners and losers in our economy are—and where they are going.

By: Hamilton Nolan, Gawker

Read the full article here.

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