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Category Archives: Economic Inequality

For The First Time Ever, The Richest 1% Own More Than Half Of The World’s Wealth, Or $140 Trillion

Today Credit Suisse released its latest annual global wealth report, which traditionally lays out what has become the single biggest reason for the recent "anti-establishment" revulsion: an unprecedented concentration of wealth among a handful of people, as shown in Swiss bank's infamous global wealth pyramid, an arrangement which as observed by the "shocking" political backlash […]

How The American Dream Turned Into Greed & Inequality

Authored by Alberto Gallo via WEForum.org, The American Dream is broken. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, recently stated that "in our country, the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life." Yet the idea that every American has an equal opportunity to move up in life is false. […]

The ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ Economy

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, The film Koyaanisqatsi was released in 1982. The title means ‘life out of balance’ in the language of the Hopi, a Native American tribe who live(d) mainly in what is now north-east Arizona. It is directed by Godfrey Reggio with music by Philip Glass and […]

Richest Americans Will Control 70% Of Country’s Wealth By 2021, BCG Says

Being rich is great. But being rich in America? That’s even better. With US stock benchmarks trading just below record highs, and Treasury yields not too far from the all-time lows reached last summer, the gulf between the world’s wealthy elite – those 18 million households worldwide with more than $1 million in assets – […]

The Pin To Pop This Mother Of All Bubbles?

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, Global macro economic data has been weak for many years, but there’s now a very real chance of a world-wide recession happening in 2017. Why? A dramatic and worsening shortfall in new credit creation.  The world’s major central banks have, again, done the world an enormous disservice.  Instead of […]

“The Western Status Quo Political System Is Collapsing Into ‘Something Else'”

Authored by Ben Hunt via EpsilonTheory.com, Michael Corleone:  I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren’t.     Hyman Roth:   What does that […]

The Greatest Financial Bubble In History

Authored by James Rickard svia The Daily Reckoning blog, China is in the greatest financial bubble in history. Yet, calling China a bubble does not do justice to the situation. This story has been touched on periodically over the last year. China has multiple bubbles, and they’re all getting ready to burst. If you make […]

A Quarter Of American Adults Can’t Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash

There was some good news and some not so good news in the Fed’s latest annual Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households. First the good news. The report, based on the Board’s fourth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking conducted in October 2016, presents a “picture of improving financial well-being among Americans”, […]

Getting Rich Is Largely About Luck (Just Don’t Tell The Wealthy)

Via The Conversation, The UK suffers from the highest levels of income inequality in Europe – partly because of the delusions of its rich. In countries where the rich have less, they tend to be less delusional, about themselves, about other people, about what is possible, and about why some become rich. In the UK, […]

Visualizing The Collapse Of The Middle Class In 20 Major U.S. Cities

When future historians look back at the beginning of the 21st century, they’ll note that we grappled with many big issues. They’ll write about the battle between nationalism and globalism, soaring global debt, a dysfunctional healthcare system, societal concerns around automation and AI, and pushback on immigration. They will also note the growing number of […]