John Oliver demonstrates America’s wealth gap with an actual lottery game

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In a recent segment, John Oliver discussed income inequality in America. He makes repeated salient observations throughout the 14-minute lesson/rant, and then culminates with an actual lottery — “America Ball” — which demonstrates our odds of getting rich.

Here’s the short version: We’re ludicrously optimistic. But you really should watch the long version. Skip to 12:00 to just see the lottery segment…

(NSFW language)

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