It_s just a shame that the original mes

It's just a shame that the original message is getting lost: "Beginn...
Tim HuttonTim Hutton - 2011-10-13 11:31:22+0000 - Updated: 2011-10-13 11:31:22+0000
It's just a shame that the original message is getting lost: "Beginning from one simple demand – a presidential commission to separate money from politics" There's nothing wrong with capitalism or people getting rich, the problem comes when the rich use their money to influence politics.
Originally shared by Elizabeth StarkSome really powerful visualizations of the current state of inequality in the US economy, via +Matt Cutts

Money quotes:

"The unemployment rate is still at the highest level since the Great Depression."

"Corporate profits just hit another all-time high."

"CEO pay is now 350X the average worker's, up from 50X from 1960-1985."

"After adjusting for inflation, average hourly earnings haven't increased in 50 years."

"If you're in the top 1% of American wage're hauling in a bigger percentage of the country's total pre-tax income than you have at any time since the late 1920s."

"Income inequality has gotten so extreme here that the US now ranks 93rd in the world in 'income equality.' China's ahead of us. So is India. So is Iran."

"Social mobility in this country is also near an all-time low."

"The top 1% of Americans own 42% of the financial wealth in this country. The top 5%, meanwhile, own nearly 70%."

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