February 2, 2014

The disparity between rich and poor Americans is most prominently on display in the nation’s urban powerhouses like New York, San Francisco, and other cities thriving economically.

In contrast, income inequality is not as big a problem in cities with more modest economic outcomes, like Columbus, Ohio, and Wichita, Kansas.

These are two of the most startling findings contained in a new report by the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington D.C.

Essentially, cities said to be “vibrant” because of their total amount of income don’t do a very good job of sharing their wealth.

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