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21 oktober 2010

Wanstaltige inkomensongelijkheid in VS fnuikt democratie

Robert Reich / Alternet, 20 oktober 2010

It’s a perfect storm. And I’m not talking about the impending dangers facing Democrats. I’m talking about the dangers facing our democracy.

First, income in America is now more concentrated in fewer hands than it’s been in 80 years. Almost a quarter of total income generated in the United States is going to the top 1 percent of Americans.

The top one-tenth of one percent of Americans now earn as much as the bottom 120 million of us.

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New Tally of Global Wealth Illuminates Staggering Disparities
Sam Pizzigati, Alternet, 21 oktober 2010

Half the people aged 20 and over in the world today hold under 2 percent of world wealth.

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