- It's not enough for the greedy rich to buy politicians. They also need to buy our minds. That's why they pay for all this misleading economic education. But if we master the basic economic facts of life, we won't get conned. And we will have a much better chance at building a more just and healthy economy.
- Do you ever wonder why it takes the average family 47 years to make as much as a hedge fund honcho makes in one hour?
- Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality
- Matt Taibbi | 'The Bailouts Officially Created A Sucker Class'
Les Leopold, AlterNet
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December 5, 2012 | Do you ever wonder why it takes the average family 47 years to make as much as a hedge fund honcho makes in one hour? Does it bother you that in 2010, after the crash, the top 25 hedge fund chiefs made as much as 685,000 teachers who educate 13 million children?
Are you worried that cutting government debt means raising your social security eligibility age and cost of living adjustment, so that you have to work longer and receive lower retirement benefits?
Have no fear. The super-rich are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to sell you their economic fabrications. Why so much inequality? They say because the rich have the most important skills and you don't. Why so much unemployment? They say it's because our skimpy unemployment insurance keeps people from looking for work. Why so much government debt? They say it's because you have too many "entitlements." Why the Wall Street crash? They blame poor people for buying homes they couldn't afford.
Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality, Charlie White, Mashable
- The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion.
- Billions for Banks, Nada for the Poor: Not Exactly a Compromise
Matt Taibbi | 'The Bailouts Officially Created A Sucker Class' Harry Bradford, Huffington Post
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- Secrets and Lies of the Wall Street Bailout