It’s always the same map.
Here from Brad Delong is the map of the percentage who were slave by county in 1861
here is the corresponding area of a map of intergenerational relative income mobility by county from R Chetty 2014 (warning pdf)
update: link updated thanks to Amanda. thanks
It’s not past yet.
pulled back from comments. Thanks Marko
March 17, 2014 12:11 am
You see that pattern a lot in maps of various social and economic indicators. Here’s a couple more :
Inequality – Gini index :
It’s like Haiti. The slaves there were the first to stage a revolt , and they’ll probably still be paying for it 100 years from now.
There is no such thing as human progress. People don’t change , ever.
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