Monday, March 11, 2013

We're ALL in this together!

Not too long ago I read a book by Chrystia Freeland called The Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

After reading it, I have had the very strong and very agreeable feeling that we can come together in this country of ours, all of us, the reds, the blues, and the greens and everyone who picks out their own hue.

When 1% of the population has 40% of all the wealth we're all of us ALL OF US!!! in the same boat and on the same side. (With the exception of about 1% of the population, and believe me, I don't know any of them.) Like you, probably, I am in the bottom 80% in terms of wealth. Among us 80% we have less than 1/6 of what that top 1% has!  The top 1% have a lot of us hoodwinked into going along. Their media outlets see to that.

Call yourself a Libertarian, call yourself a Republican, call yourself a Democrat, an Independent, or even a Green Party member.  We are pretty likely to agree that we need to redistribute wealth in the United States.

Well, maybe you don't agree. Maybe you like the way wealth is distributed in America today. I wonder if your mind would change if you knew more.

The video below will help you see clearly how wealth is "shared" in the US today.

I hope you will see this video and to share it with everyone you know. It's WELL worth the 7 minutes it takes to see it.

Links: The Plutocrats