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Video #1- What is Wealth?

Apr 25, 2011 | By Page May

We recently started filming several educational videos on the wealth gap! Over the next month, a new video will be released every week.The series will cover the basics of the wealth gap and its larger implications.

Check out the first video below!

To start us off, this video goes over the definition of wealth. We think this is an important topic because 1) we need to clarify what we mean when we use the word "wealth" and 2) wealth is frequently misinterpreted or misused to mean "income." The latter is particularly problematic given that many middle- to high-income families may actually be in the bottom of the wealth gap when you add in their student loans, rent, bills, or lack of assets.

We invite you to share this video with friends, family, and co-workers and also to let us know what you think with a comment! What questions do you have? What do you want to learn more about?  How does the wealth gap affect you?

For a transcript of the video below, click here.

Video filmed and edited by Debbie Southorn

Next week's video looks at wealth distribution since the 1970s.  

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