How much do you make? It’d be no secret in Scandinavia. Sweden annually publishes everyone’s income tax returns. So do Finland and Norway. Technically, you can see what your brother-in-law made, your neighbor made. Making the data public demonstrates the Scandinavian tradition of jantelag, which translates roughly as nobody is better than anyone else.
The poorest place in the US is 96% Native American and the median income of men is $0.
An experimental program called Mincome existed in Canada in the 1970’s and gave everyone a minimum income just for being a citizen. It resulted in slightly fewer hours worked, but saw overall increases in health, happiness, and educational achievement.
US income inequality is on par with Russia and Turkey.