Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 9, 2012, 4:41 p.m. EST by brightonsage
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We are reminded that whether we are the richest guy in a poor community or the poorest guy in a rich community, it is the realistic opportunity to move up that matters. Regardless of the frame of reference the 99% finds the game is rigged against us/them, in the US or in the world.
Half Of The World’s Richest 1 Percent Are Americans | According to calculations by World Bank economist Branko Milanovi, half of the world’s richest 1 percent of earners, about 29 million people, are Americans. Four million members of the world’s 1 percent are Germans, while “the rest are mainly scattered throughout Europe, Latin America and a few Asian countries.” However, to be in the top 1 percent in terms of world earners, a household needs to make just $34,000 per person (so a family of four would need to make $136,000).By Pat Garofalo
Fixing the financial and governing systems to make sure everybody has a shot, is the standard against which change should be measured.