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Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:08 PM

 

Shocking New Report: Superrich Have Grabbed Half the World's Assets

October 21, 2014 |





According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world's assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is only the beginning.

The “ Global Annual Wealth Report,” freshly released by investment giant Credit Suisse, analyzes the shocking trend of growing wealth inequality around the world. What the researchers find is that global wealth has increased every year since 2008, and that personal wealth seems to be rising at the fastest rate ever recorded, much of it driven by strong equity markets. But the benefits of this growth have largely been channeled to those who are already affluent. While the restaurant workers in America struggled to achieve wages of $10 an hour for their labor, those invested in equities saw their wealth soar without lifting a finger. So it goes around the world.

The bottom half of the world’s people now own less than 1 percent of total wealth, and they’re struggling to hold onto even that minuscule portion. On the other hand, the wealthiest 10 percent have accumulated a staggering 87 percent of global assets. The top percentile has 48.2 percent of the world wealth. For now.

http://www.alternet.org/economy/shocking-new-report-superrich-have-grabbed-half-worlds-assets

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:14 PM

1. I'm shocked, shocked i tell you!

No, wait, I'm not. Fuck the super rich.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:17 PM

2. Its easy to be outraged, but Im in the global 1%

 

All it takes is an annual salary of 34k. I know this report talks about wealth, but if Im in the 1% based on salary im probalbly in the one percent based on wealth. With so many people living on 1 dollar a day, even a 10k bank account balance seems like hoarding wealth to a lot of people. Add equity in a house and a 401k and I think its a safe bet I am a one percenter as is a lot of this forum.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:29 PM

3. Lol...........

 

well congrats Travis, hope you are enjoying your retirement on your 34 grand a year!

You forgot to use the Sarcasm smiley!

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