Income inequality is surging, and there are few countries where it is rising faster than the United States. The distance between rich and poor is greater in America than nearly all other developed countries, making the US a leader in a trend that economists warn has dire consequences.
The gap between rich and poor is equivalent in two unlikely places: Bangkok and Fairfield County, Connecticut. This video explores the economic disparity in these two locations and the potential outcomes of an extreme wealth divide.
This film was shot by Ed Kashi and edited by Talking Eyes Media for the GlobalPost. This is part of a larger series by the Global Post, which set out on a reporting journey to get at the ‘ground truth’ of inequality through the lenses of education, race, immigration, health care, government, labor and natural resources.
Video and Photography by Ed Kashi
Reporting by Michael Moran and Patrick Winn
Produced and Edited by Julie Winokur
Field Produced by Emily Judem