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It's the Inequality, Stupid

It's the Inequality, Stupid
Want more charts like these? See our charts on the secrets of the jobless recovery, the richest 1 percent of Americans, and how the superwealthy beat the IRS. How Rich Are the Superrich? A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244. Note: The 2007 data (the most current) doesn't reflect the impact of the housing market crash. Winners Take All The superrich have grabbed the bulk of the past three decades' gains. Download: PDF chart 1 (large) PDF chart 2 (large) | JPG chart 1 (smaller) JPG chart 2 (smaller) Out of Balance A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Download: PDF (large) | JPG (smaller) Capitol Gain Why Washington is closer to Wall Street than Main Street. Congressional data from 2009.

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Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil Want more rage? We've got 11 charts that show how the superrich spoil it for the rest of us. In the past 20 years, the US economy has grown nearly 60 percent. This huge increase in productivity is partly due to automation, the internet, and other improvements in efficiency. But it's also the result of Americans working harder—often without a big boost to their bottom lines.

We Are the 99 Percent 14th October 2013 Question with 172 notes Anonymous asked: How can you claim to speak for 99% of people? We don’t claim to speak for anyone, we merely present stories. Raging Bulls: How Wall Street Got Addicted to Light-Speed Trading Photo: Tim Flach/Getty Wall Street used to bet on companies that build things. Now it just bets on technologies that make faster and faster trades. Editor’s note: One of the most interesting things about the catastrophe at Knight Capital Group—the trading firm that lost $440 million this week—is the speed of the collapse. The Benefits of Economic Expansions Are Increasingly Going to the Richest Americans Economic expansions are supposed to be the good times, the periods in which incomes and living standards improve. And that’s still true, at least for some of us. But who benefits from rising incomes in an expansion has changed drastically over the last 60 years.

What Bill Clinton Wrote vs. What Bill Clinton Said - Politics If you were following any journalists on Twitter last night, one of the most remarked upon aspects of Bill Clinton's nomination speech was how liberally he deviated from the prepared text. What was handed out to the media was four pages of single-spaced, small font text, but — as an exasperated TelePrompTer operator found out —that was really just a guideline to what Clinton actually wanted to say during his 49-minute address. We decided to compare the two versions to see how one of the great speechmakers of his era goes about his business. Most experienced public speakers know how to deviate and alter and add flourishes to their prepared remarks on the fly, but few do it as well as Clinton.

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#OccupyWallStreet Is a Church of Dissent, Not a Protest September 29th, 2011 6:07 PM By Matt Stoller Last weekend, I spent a few days with the protesters downtown near Wall Street, and it was an eye-opening experience. The people there want something, but it’s not a list of demands, and it is entirely overlooked by the media and most commentators on the protest. Latest Market Glitch Shows 'Trading Out of Control' - US Business News Cashin: Humans Prevented Another 'Flash Crash' In this excerpt from "Closing Bell," Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani, Bill Griffeth, and Maria Bartiromo, about today's apparent technological problem that disrupted the trading of almost 150 stocks this morning. He notes there were trading errors even before computers took over the process.

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