We’ve all seen the stats on America’s extreme inequality. Over 20 percent of our nation’s income flows to the top 1 percent. The top 1 percent’s share of our country’s wealth is approaching 40 percent. Our top 0.1 percent hold roughly the same share of our wealth as our bottom 90 percent.
John Quincy Adams applied the points of a 2000 article on Russia’s “decline” to the United States of America today – and here’s what he found out.
America’s problems are deeper than just the two stooges that America’s aristocracy hires to front for it at the ballot-boxesб Eric Zuesse writes.
The wealthy are only wealthy because they found some clever way to insert themselves as unnecessary middlemen between consumers and the labor, skill, and/or talent which creates the actual thing the consumers are paying for, and skimmed most of the money off for themselves.