Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Occupy America II



Bravo.





Don Brown
November 29, 2011

2 comments:

Kevin said...

I'm not in Bachmann's district here in Minnesota but I do know that her reelection was never in jeopardy. I couldn't understand why she was spending so much on a campaign where she was outpolling her opponent handily. She was even spamming right-wing talk-radio and Christian stations with her ads for no apparent reason other than to hear herself talk all the while assuring everyone that she had no intention of a run at the presidency.

The focus needs to remain on the disparity of income/wealth in the US. It's difficult to imagine a strong economic recovery when 43% of the wealth in our country is in the hands of 1% of our population and trending toward increased imbalance.

The Gini Index is a measure of income/wealth inequality as measured among a population. The lower the score the more equality there is. The values range from a low score of 0.23 for Sweden (the best) to a high of 0.70 for Namibia (the worst). Look at the rankings in the link and see where the U.S. falls. It's not good. Keep in mind when reading the rankings that those ranked first are the worst. Out of 140 countries listed, 100 of them show a better distribution of wealth among the people than the U.S.

Nice job with your blog. Please keep beating the drum.

Kevin said...

I'm not in Bachmann's district here in Minnesota but I do know that her reelection was never in jeopardy. I couldn't understand why she was spending so much on a campaign where she was outpolling her opponent handily. She was even spamming right-wing talk-radio and Christian stations with her ads for no apparent reason other than to hear herself talk all the while assuring everyone that she had no intention of a run at the presidency.

The focus needs to remain on the disparity of income/wealth in the US. It's difficult to imagine a strong economic recovery when 43% of the wealth in our country is in the hands of 1% of our population and trending toward increased imbalance.

The Gini Index is a measure of income/wealth inequality as measured among a population. The lower the score the more equality there is. The values range from a low score of 0.23 for Sweden (the best) to a high of 0.70 for Namibia (the worst). Look at the rankings in the link and see where the U.S. falls. It's not good. Keep in mind when reading the rankings that those ranked first are the worst. Out of 140 countries listed, 100 of them show a better distribution of wealth among the people than the U.S.

Nice job with your blog. Please keep beating the drum.