[ExI] The INCREDIBLE acceleration of the wealth gap
interzone at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 22:33:01 UTC 2017
What is your suggestion for resolving this terrifying situation?
On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 5:27 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> Holy shit! I said the wealth gap was huge and I said it was accelerating,
> but my posts vastly underestimated it. Take a look at today's New York
> In the carefree innocent days of last week I said
> in 4 or 5 years the number of people that would equal the wealth of the
> poorest half of the human race, 3.6 Billion people
> be in the teens, but as of today that number is *8*! And I don't mean 8
> factorial I mean *8*.
> In 2010 it took 388 people to equal 3.6 billion
> , in 2014 it was 85, last year it
> 62, *AND NOW IT IS 8*. I suppose nobody should have been surprised that
> people are getting so angry they do irrational things, like voting for
> Donald Trump, even though Trump's policies, to the extent that he has
> policies, will only accelerate the acceleration of the acceleration of the
> gap. Anybody who is not terrified by this doesn't understand the situation.
> John K Clark
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