USA! We’re Number One!
Posted by G.A. Matiasz on October 29, 2013
It’s official. The United States is #1 at creating rich people. Here’s the chart (based on this study):
The consequences of this “wealth creation” is an ever widening gap between rich and poor, the decimation of the American middle class, the potential for societal segregation, social unrest and class warfare that is exacerbated by such class dynamics. This income gap is the highest since the “Roaring 20s.”
What’s more, even prominent moderate-to-liberal individuals are beginning to see this as a problem.
Then, there’s so many other ways that the United States excels at being #1 in very bad shit. Here are the graphic representations, including the first one mentioned above:
Makes you fucking PROUD to be an American! Third World Banana Republic, here we come!
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