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Ten Numbers the Rich Would Like Fudged. The numbers reveal the deadening effects of inequality in our country, and confirm that tax avoidance, rather than a lack of middle-class initiative, is the cause. 1.

Ten Numbers the Rich Would Like Fudged

Only THREE PERCENT of the very rich are entrepreneurs. According to both Marketwatch and economist Edward Wolff, over 90 percent of the assets owned by millionaires are held in a combination of low-risk investments (bonds and cash), personal business accounts, the stock market, and real estate. Only 3.6 percent of taxpayers in the top .1% were classified as entrepreneurs based on 2004 tax returns. A 2009 Kauffman Foundation study found that the great majority of entrepreneurs come from middle-class backgrounds, with less than 1 percent of all entrepreneurs coming from very rich or very poor backgrounds. flickr image by withayou 2. 3. The Tax Justice Network estimated that between $21 and $32 trillion is hidden offshore, untaxed. 4. 5. 6. Another stat that required a double-check. Averge-incomes. 37 Facts About How Cruel This Economy Has Been To Millions Of Desperate American Families. First published in October 2012 Have you ever laid in bed awake at night with a knot in your stomach because you didn’t know how your family was possibly going to make it through the next month financially?

37 Facts About How Cruel This Economy Has Been To Millions Of Desperate American Families

Have you ever felt the desperation of not being able to provide the basic necessities for your family even though you tried as hard as you could? All over America tonight, there are millions of desperate families that are being ripped apart by this economy. There aren’t nearly enough jobs, and millions of Americans that actually do have jobs aren’t making enough to even provide the basics for their families. When you have tried everything that you can think of and nothing works, it can be absolutely soul crushing. Over the past decade, things have steadily gotten worse for American families no matter what our politicians have tried. The following are 37 facts that show how cruel this economy has been to millions of desperate American families… Peter Turchin – The history of inequality. Today, the top one per cent of incomes in the United States accounts for one fifth of US earnings.

Peter Turchin – The history of inequality

The top one per cent of fortunes holds two-fifths of the total wealth. Just one rich family, the six heirs of the brothers Sam and James Walton, founders of Walmart, are worth more than the bottom 40 per cent of the American population combined ($115 billion in 2012). After thousands of scholarly and popular articles on the topic, one might think we would have a pretty good idea why the richest people in the US are pulling away from the rest. But it seems we don’t.

As the Congressional Budget Office concluded in 2011: ‘the precise reasons for the rapid growth in income at the top are not well understood’. In his book Wealth and Democracy (2002), Kevin Phillips came up with a useful way of thinking about the changing patterns of wealth inequality in the US. We found repeated back-and-forth swings in demographic, economic, social, and political structures First, we need to think about jobs.

Vulnerable Peoples & Places pdf. Zwischenruf von Historiker Michael Wolffsohn: Bleiben wir Erdogans Büttel? Fast alle sagen: „Schuld ist der Islamische Staat.“ Ich sage: Ausnahmsweise scheint er es nicht zu sein.

Zwischenruf von Historiker Michael Wolffsohn: Bleiben wir Erdogans Büttel?

Vergrößern Foto: © Privat Die Rede ist vom anti-kurdischen Terrorakt, der am 20. Juli im türkischen Städtchen Suruc verübt wurde. Seitdem bombardiert die türkische Luftwaffe sowohl den vermeintlichen ISIS-Täter als auch das kurdische Opfer. Obamas USA sind bereits in Erdogans Falle getappt. Sie nehmen es aber hin, dass Erdogans Türkei auch das kurdische Opfer angreift. Deutschlands Haltung ist hier etwas klüger. Als Nato-Mitglied hat er den „Islamischen Staat“ (ISIS) gefördert, der im Innern anderer Nato-Mitglieder gegen diese zahlreiche Terroraktivitäten vorbereitet.

Foto: Anadolu Agency/Ensar Özdemir ISIS und der Anschlag in der Türkei ISIS ist eine Mörderbande. Krieger brauchen einen Rückzugs-, Ruhe- und Rekrutierungsraum. Wer zieht sich selbst den Boden unter den Füßen weg, auf dem er steht? Manche sagen: ISIS sei „durchgeknallt“, feiner ausgedrückt: „irrational“.