Here’s the novel way Cards Against Humanity is tackling wealth inequality
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Cards Against Humanity has come up with a novel way to tackle wealth inequality in the US – by actively redistributing money between Americans. The card game has hit headlines in recent months for its campaign “Cards Against Humanity Saves America”, and its latest edition saw 150,000 people sign up to an experiment last month. Each of those involved were asked to give $15 and answer a survey and geographical census data, which was used to decide how the wealth was redistributed. Almost everyone who signed up received nothing, and 10,000 people had their money returned. But the poorest 100 people received a cheque for $1,000, paid for by everyone else involved in the experiment. “Today, eight men own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of humanity (almost 4 billion people),” the card game said in a statement. “Most Americans can’t come up with $400 in an emergency, and one in five American households have zero or negative wealth. “Our lawyers advised against our first choice – a campaign to eat all the rich people and live in their houses – so we settled for something more achievable.” The game also shared the stories of 13 recipients of the $1,000, including a woman from Indiana who spent most of her savings on emergency medical costs, and some who simply didn’t have the financial might to ensure their bills were paid.
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