Incomes Flat in Recovery, but Not for the 1%
By ANNIE LOWREY Published: February 15, 2013
WASHINGTON — Incomes rose more than 11 percent for the top 1 percent of earners during the economic recovery, but not at all for everybody else, according to new data.
The numbers, produced by Emmanuel Saez, an economist at the [...]
Economic oppression has stolen US democracy and is killing Americans. Time to take down the top one percent and restore economic freedom.
by Joel S. Hirschhorn (libertarian) |
Massive economic inequality is killing America and we the people. It has already killed American democracy. The rich have captured the political system so they could manipulate the economy and benefit unfairly. Economic freedom and opportunity is gone. [...]
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz was Amy Goodman’s timely guest on “Democracy Now!” on Thursday, giving his much-needed perspective on the proposed 2012 budget and his must-read Vanity Fair article, “Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.”