Pllzzzz. .pardon. VeRrRy lengthy
‘If’ u have a moment 2 make it just 1/2.way thru,
U will. understand. why i took the time 2 post such a damn near book.
full article & ‘views’ excluded below,
available via::bi [<<eXXtremely informative site]
The “Occupy Wall Street” protests are gaining momentum, having spread from a small park in nyc, 2 marches around the city 2 other cities across the country. << full article here::bi
Unemployment. 3 yrs after the financial crisis, the unemployment rate is still at the highest level since the Great Depression (except for a brief blip in the early 1980s)
lowest percentage of Americans w/jobs since early 1980s ( boom prior = women entering workforce).
Corporate profits as a % of the economy = near record high.
CEO pay = 350X average worker, up 50X from 1960-1985.
CEO pay = 300% rise since 1990.
After adjusting for inflation, average hourly earnings haven’t increased in 50 years.
top 1% of americans own 42% of total financial wealth
top 5%, own close to 68%
That’s about 60% of the net worth of the country held by the top 5% (left chart).
top 1% = 5% of country’s total debt
^whu also ^have^ a live feed^
. . of both #awakening & #occupy demonstrations
Several updates available
Michael Mozart G+