Friday Movie Night - Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!


We all know most of us have no representation from government and the great land grab of what's left of the money is still going to the super rich and multinational corporations.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz points out these statistics as well as future implications in a Vanity Fair article, of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%. Stiglitz overviews the lack of social mobility, the lack of opportunity and how the United States has turned into a glorified feudal kingdom where favors are for kings and lords and most of us are just the serfs, peasants to be viewed as consumers.

Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation’s income—an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret.

Below is an extended interview with Stiglitz on income inequality, overviewing his Vanity Fair article.


Joseph Stiglitz, part I


Joseph Stiglitz, part II


Next are some astounding statistics in the below lecture held by the New America Foundation. Make sure to forward 10 minutes into the clip to skip all of the empty screen and the intros. Who know we have red states taxing food and other taxes, targeted towards the people who can least afford to pay them.


Taxing the Poor