Occupy Democracy

“You have to be asleep to believe it.”

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell discusses America’s dramatically changing notions of wealth and income inequality since the mid-20th century. Gladwell notes that top-earning Americans faced a 91% income tax rate during most of the 1950s. “What’s amazing is that, if you even bring this up now, people don’t believe you,” he says.

A intriguing clip from movie “Orwell rolls in his grave” questioning about the rising economic inequality and failing role of media in a failing democracy

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman discusses the history of the American “middle class,” and argues that growing income inequality may threaten its existence.

This video is great! An economy that becomes too top heavy propagates a hostile society.

A graph based on the CIA Factbook shows income inequality in the U.S. is worse than in some third world countries. Cenk Uygur breaks it down.


2 Comments to “Videos”

  1. Excellent facts and commentary. I will post a link to this from my blog CrimesAgainstAmerica. Well done.

  2. Excellent! Hydration for desperately parched souls.Thank you!

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