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Chart: Politicians are overpaid in almost every country

Members of Congress and Senators make $174,000 a year, far above the median income in the US. But things are even worse abroad. A design collective, Visualizing Impact, built this amazing graphic to illustrate income inequalities between elected representatives and their constituents around the world:

Visualizing Impact

For example, Kenya's National Assembly members are paid 97 times Kenya's median income, a ridiculously large difference for a poor country with a GDP per capita of about $1,800By contrast, Norwegian parliament members have been relatively competitive salaries compared to their citizens, in keeping with the country's generally egalitarian income distribution.

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