Bud Meyers's blog

American Exceptionalism is Dead

Having the mightiest military, more powerful than the world has ever seen, doesn't make America exceptional. An ever expanding middle-class, equal opportunity for all, fairness in the political process and worker's rights was what had also made America exceptional since World War II—when the rising tide of capitalism had once lifted all boats. Now it just lifts the biggest yachts.

The World's Top 1% has 50% of the Wealth

The wealth of the entire world is now divided in two, with almost half going to the richest one percent, and the other half to the remaining 99 percent.

In November 2013 the World Economic Forum released a 49-page report titled Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014. It says that, based on those surveyed, inequality is "impacting social stability within countries and threatening security on a global scale."