D.C.’s rich-poor divide gets the Taiwanese animated treatment

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese company known for animating everything from Lindsay Lohan’s latest arrest to Bob Woodward’s “Obama’s Wars,” now has its sights set on Washington’s wage earners:

Among the figures in a recent Bloomberg report that caught NMA’s eye: According to Census Bureau statistics, the Washington area edged out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area last week, thanks in part to federal employees who earn an average of more than $126,000 and to the region being home to the nation’s highest concentration of lawyers.

Kevin Zeese, who directs a Baltimore-based advocacy group designed to narrow the divide between rich and poor, spoke to Bloomberg:

“There’s a gap that’s isolating Washington from the reality of the rest of the country. They just get more and more out of touch.”

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