There are now 2,043 dollar billionaires worldwide. Nine out of 10 of them are men.
In 12 months, the wealth of this elite group of 2,043 has increased by $762 billion — enough to end extreme poverty seven times over.
In the period between 2006 and 2015, ordinary workers saw their incomes rise by an average of just 2 percent a year, while billionaire wealth rose by nearly 13 percent.
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett, the three richest people in the U.S., own the same wealth ($248.5 billion) as the bottom half of the U.S. population.
Upcoming Actions: 6:30 PM, Thurs., Nov. 1: Envelope stuffing and mailing to all Seattle families whose homes are up for auction between now and the end of Nov. 6:00 PM, Tues., Nov. 6: ELECTION PARTY at Bethany!!! Lot’s of food and drink. If you’d like to bring along a potluck, please let us know. Last […]
Trans-Pacific Partnership, the new trade agreement being created in secret, would flood us with unsafe Millions more offshored U.S. jobs. Floods of unsafe food. Corporate attacks on our environmental and health laws. The cliff is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement. Trade negotiators want to sign it this year. But you can help stop […]
The economy is a financial shadow of the state of the physical world. Economics is simply one way of measuring certain activity here on a small planet on a spiral arm of a somewhat non-descript galaxy in the known universe. There are lots of planets, rocks, planetoids, stars, dust motes in the universe that appear […]