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c-rational

(2,722 posts)
Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:25 PM Jan 2019

Shocking news on income inequality.

Last edited Tue Jan 22, 2019, 08:25 PM - Edit history (2)

I saw on MSNBC today that the top 1% increased their wealth by 900 billion, and that the top 24 individuals have more wealth (about 1.4 trillion) than the bottom 3.8 billion people. We, me included have been fed a false dream about the American dream that hard work will get you ahead. And the media has helped convince people it is somehow a personal fault. We should not be cowed into thinking raising taxes on the wealthy is wrong or will hurt society or our economy.

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Shocking news on income inequality. (Original Post) c-rational Jan 2019 OP
Jeff Bezos KT2000 Jan 2019 #1
Stephane Ruhle is currently at the 2019 Davos Economic Forum - She was interviewing some biz leaders tulipsandroses Jan 2019 #2
They could all fit on a short bus UpInArms Jan 2019 #3
And it's funny too because Bettie Jan 2019 #4
71% tax like it was before Ronnie Raygun gutted us. sarcasmo Jan 2019 #5

KT2000

(20,690 posts)
1. Jeff Bezos
Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:29 PM
Jan 2019

has accumulate massive wealth at the expense of low paid workers. That is how wealth is amassed - at the expense of others. They then have nothing to do but buy art pieces to outdo each other.

tulipsandroses

(5,362 posts)
2. Stephane Ruhle is currently at the 2019 Davos Economic Forum - She was interviewing some biz leaders
Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:43 PM
Jan 2019

She had some poignant things to say as usual. But I was surprised by some of these biz leaders' insights. I will try to post in a separate thread.

Bettie

(16,591 posts)
4. And it's funny too because
Tue Jan 22, 2019, 07:54 PM
Jan 2019

none of them would ever actually ride a bus or even a downscale helicopter.

Not 'ha ha' funnny, more 'OMG what is wrong with our society' funny.

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