The Biggest Economic Divides Arenʼt Regional. Theyʼre Local. (Just Ask Parents.)

The New York Times
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Many cite regional inequality as the cause of many problems facing the United States. However, the problem may more accurately stem from inequality within, not between, each region. According to new findings pulling from Census data and extensive research, regional inequality contributes very little to total inequality. In other words, the differences between people within a city like Los Angeles are a lot sharper than the differences between residents of California and residents of Mississippi.