[ExI] The INCREDIBLE acceleration of the wealth gap

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 23:24:47 UTC 2017

Also consider the public statements of those 8.  Every single one of
them is publicly trying, in their own way, to ally with the common man
- be it through funding medicine for the poor, developing tech to
raise the standard of living for most, or other means.  Not a one is
openly first and foremost interested in self-enrichment.

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:27 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
> Times:
> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/world/eight-richest-wealth-oxfam.html?_r=0
> In the carefree innocent days of last week I said
> that
> 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
> ,
> could
> 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
> people
> , in 2014 it was 85, last year it
> was
> 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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