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Posts Tagged ‘inequality

Income for top 1 percent skyrockets by 275 percent!

October 26, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement has made inequality a key focus of its protests, and has used the slogan, “We are the 99 percent.” We already know that the gap between rich and poor has been widening lately. But some new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office put the issue into stark relief. As the […]

Ways in which America leads the world

March 30, 2011

Amongst 20 of the world’s wealthiest countries, America now has:  the highest poverty rate, both generally and for children;  the greatest inequality of incomes;  the smallest amount of government spending (as a percentage of GDP) on social programs for the disadvantaged;  the lowest number of paid holidays, annual leave days and […]

America “approaching spiritual death”

February 24, 2010

Martin Luther King observed that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” The US now has a debt of about $66 trillion, five times the GDP and double the national wealth. This debt is largely a result of […]