[Marxism] U.S. Wealth stat: Inherited vs "Earned"

Debordagoria phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 11 06:21:13 MST 2006


I heard a talk radio host yesterday quote a statistic
that I gather is well-known in pro-capitalist circles.
He said that only 8% of U.S. wealth is inherited,
while the rest was "earned." Does anyone know the
foundation for this claim, or know of any analysis of
it?
Michael D.

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