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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 03:07 PM
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9. Some interesting graphs and statistical data

Among the industrialized nations, the U.S. has the highest concentration of individual wealth--roughly 3 times that of the No. 2 nation, Germany.
(UN Human Development Report, 1998)

And if it isn't evident that the problem is getting worse, take a look at these facts

Since the mid-1970s, the most fortunate one percent of households have doubled their share of the national wealth. They now hold more wealth than the bottom 90 percent of the population.
(NYU Economist Edward N. Wolf, Top Heavy)

In 2001, 16.3 percent of American children lived in poverty, a lower rate than 1993 (22.7 percent), but higher than the 1973 rate of 14.4 percent.
(U.S Census Bureau Current Population Survey: /)

Nearly one quarter of all workers more than 28 million in all -- earn less than $8.78 an hour, the amount needed to lift a family of four above the poverty line with full-time work (about $18,200 a year).
(Economic Policy Institute, The State of Working America 2002-03, p. 355)

60 percent of U.S. workers say that if they were laid off, their savings are sufficient to maintain their current standard of living for a few months or less. Only 29 percent said they are able to save for the future. 40 percent say they earn enough to be comfortable, but not to save, while 27 percent said they earn only enough to get by, and 3 percent said they are unable to pay their bills.
(Fleet Bank, contact Rena DeSisto, 212-703-1961)
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  -Social Darwinism, the end of equality and class warfare. Thread #2 prolesunited  Dec-06-03 02:04 PM   #0 
  - Let's address this issue  prolesunited   Dec-06-03 02:09 PM   #1 
  - Cheap labor conservatives  prolesunited   Dec-06-03 02:25 PM   #2 
  - People are often not paid what they're worth  Nikia   Dec-06-03 02:35 PM   #3 
     - "What they're Worth"  DjTj   Dec-06-03 02:58 PM   #7 
        - First-hand knowledge of this  RainDog   Dec-06-03 03:22 PM   #11 
        - Excellent firsthand illustration  prolesunited   Dec-07-03 02:29 AM   #15 
        - Your experience  Muddleoftheroad   Dec-07-03 07:06 AM   #18 
           - gee thanks so much...  RainDog   Dec-07-03 08:04 AM   #21 
              - I didn't deny or ignore anything  Muddleoftheroad   Dec-07-03 08:41 AM   #24 
                 - LOL  RainDog   Dec-07-03 08:54 AM   #25 
                    - Overreaction  Muddleoftheroad   Dec-07-03 09:05 AM   #26 
                       - We're not acting like that at all  camero   Dec-07-03 11:29 AM   #27 
                       - No, your offer was condescending  prolesunited   Dec-07-03 11:33 AM   #29 
        - more likely to hire someone whom my friend says is a good worker ...  Isome   Dec-07-03 04:00 AM   #17 
           - Of course people hire someone they know  Muddleoftheroad   Dec-07-03 07:09 AM   #19 
              - ...the muddled comprehension continues...  Isome   Dec-07-03 11:50 AM   #31 
                 - It is also a skill, as much as he denies it  camero   Dec-07-03 11:56 AM   #34 
  - here's the post that started the thread, plus two  RainDog   Dec-06-03 02:36 PM   #4 
  - Love Kevin Phillips on Dynasties  teryang   Dec-06-03 03:48 PM   #12 
  - links to support an estate tax, and posts  RainDog   Dec-06-03 02:45 PM   #5 
  - Thank you for wading through that thread  prolesunited   Dec-06-03 02:47 PM   #6 
  - there's a lot worth reading in those posts  RainDog   Dec-06-03 02:59 PM   #8 
  - The Estate Tax is a misguided attempt to fix our tax system...  DjTj   Dec-06-03 03:20 PM   #10 
     - Hold on a second...  Isome   Dec-07-03 03:31 AM   #16 
        - Estates are NOT unearned  Muddleoftheroad   Dec-07-03 07:10 AM   #20 
           - The person that got the money handed to them  camero   Dec-07-03 11:30 AM   #28 
           - The best reason to tax estates  camero   Dec-07-03 11:45 AM   #30 
           - Inherited estates are NOT earned income.  Isome   Dec-07-03 11:52 AM   #32 
              - But muddling the issue is what "he" is all about.  JanMichael   Dec-07-03 12:07 PM   #35 
  - Some interesting graphs and statistical data  prolesunited   Dec-06-03 03:07 PM   #9 
  - Original thread  prolesunited   Dec-06-03 03:55 PM   #13 
  - But, it's not solely an economic issue...  Isome   Dec-07-03 11:56 AM   #33 
  - Thanks, Prolesunited  camero   Dec-06-03 08:39 PM   #14 
  - Look at those charts!  kenzee13   Dec-07-03 08:09 AM   #22 
     - The era of America's greatest economic supremacy  RainDog   Dec-07-03 08:25 AM   #23 
        - I guess it just depends on which side of the line  prolesunited   Dec-08-03 11:30 AM   #36 

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