Thursday, October 6, 2011

"We are the 99% ...."

The following article by Zaid Jilani appeared in the AlterNet on October 4, 2011.

5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans

As the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters its third week — and as protests spread to other cities such as Boston and Los Angeles — demonstrators have endorsed a new slogan: “We are the 99 percent.” This slogan refers to an economic struggle between 99 percent of Americans and the richest 1 percent of Americans, who are increasingly accumulating a greater share of the national wealth to the detriment of the middle class.
 
It may shock you to learn exactly how wealthy this top 1 percent of Americans is.
ThinkProgress has assembled five facts about this class of super-rich Americans.  READ MORE

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