Stolen from Leave It Lay Where Jesus Flang It:
According to the Central Intelligence Agency , income distribution in the United States is more unequal than in Guyana, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and roughly on par with Uruguay, Argentina, and Ecuador. Income inequality is actually declining in Latin America even as it continues to increase in the United States. Economically speaking, the richest nation on earth is starting to resemble a banana republic. Arianna Huffington calls it the Third World America.