Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Universe of Political Money

In the cold vacuum of space, a rover begins its mission of curiosity and discovery..

Source: Mark Fiore's Animations

Friday, August 10, 2012

How To Fix The Economy

America For Sale | Follow The Money

According to the Senator Sanders, the six heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune own more wealth than the bottom 30 percent of Americans. Today, the top one percent own 40 percent of all wealth, while the bottom sixty percent owns less than 2 percent. Incredibly, the bottom 40 percent of all Americans own just 0.3 percent of the wealth of the country.

Senator Sanders describes an American economy which has more wealth and income inequality than at any time since the 1920s. The Senator says, "the wealthiest 400 individuals own more wealth than the bottom half of America - 150 million people." And what are they doing with all of that that money?

Source: Senator Sanders: The People Are Angry

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Price Of Inequality

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz. The Nobel laureate assesses the current state of the U.S. economy, inequality and poverty in the country, as detailed in his text, The Price of Inequality.

The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. And, as Professor Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that “their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live.”

Here's the trailer. Watch the full interview on Tavis Smiley.