The One Percenters
“The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year.
In terms of wealth rather than income,
the top 1 percent control 40 percent.
“Their lot in life has improved considerably.
Twenty-five years ago, the corresponding figures were 12 percent and 33 percent.”
[ “Gud-daf-tah-noon Meester Bont – soon zee hole vorld vill be mine” ]
So I discover in a piece by Joseph E. Stiglitz in the new issue of Vanity Fair.
These facts confirm my impression that greed is now seen as a virtue in America.
I’m not surprised by the greed of the One-Percenters.
I’m mystified by the lack of indignation from so many of the rest of us.