Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality in America– The Contrasts Will Drop Your Chin to the Floor

Source: Paul Buchheit, Alternet, March 24, 2013

The first step is to learn the facts, and then to get angry and to ask ourselves, as progressives and caring human beings, what we can do about the relentless transfer of wealth to a small group of well-positioned Americans.

1. $2.13 per hour vs. $3,000,000.00 per hour…
2. A single top income could buy housing for every homeless person in the U.S….
3. The poorest 47% of Americans have no wealth…
4. The U.S. is nearly the most wealth-unequal country in the entire world…
5. A can of soup for a black or Hispanic woman, a mansion and yacht for the businessman…