By Dave Johnson at Campaign for America’s Future
Who is getting rich exploiting the 99%? Meet the worst of the 1%. This is a series of 1-minute videos by Brave New Films.
“The 1% in 1 Minute. These videos show the facts, plain and simple. Share them with your friends and family so Americans can understand exactly how their democracy is being taken from them.”
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KNOW THE FACTS
In just the last generation, the richest 1% almost quadrupled their incomes.
The average wealth of the 1% is 225 times bigger than the wealth of the typical household – the highest it’s ever been.
Three decades ago, CEOs made about 40 times as much as an average worker – now CEOs make almost 200 times as much as regular employees.
The divide between the richest and the poorest is worse in America than it is in nearly all of Europe and Asia and much of Africa. It’s about as bad as in Rwanda and Serbia – and it’s bad for our economy.
The 1% is not an accident – it is the result of policies our government chose to pursue.