Disturbing milestone
Thu Sep 03, 2020 · 121 words

In Jake Johnson’s Common Dreams piece Disturbing Milestone (Common Dreams), he details:

  1. The top 12 American billionaires now own more than $1 trillion in wealth.
  2. That’s a lot of economic and political power in the hands of just 12 people.
  3. Their combined wealth soared by $283 billion due to the coronavirus spread.
  4. While the top 12 are profiting, tens of millions of Americans are either unemployed or close to unemployed.

While the top 12 likely obeyed US laws, it’s worth asking the question:

Is this the world we want? If not, how can we change our laws and systems to create the world we want?

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See also

  1. There is no right vs. left
  2. Is inequality inevitable?

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