Friday, April 25, 2014

A Rousing Amen! to This

The Wheels On The Bus: the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single London double-decker bus. The top 1% have $110 trillion in assets. That's 46% of all the wealth in the world. And that's not right. There is absolutely no way to morally justify such rapaciousness, not while a single child goes to bed hungry, anywhere in the world.
Numbers like this are so astonishing, they take your breath away. I might note that you can bet your bottom dollar this 85 richest in the world are contributing the lion's share of the desecration of the planet that will probably snuff out human life as we know it within a century. The only consolation, and it's a pretty small one at that, is that even all their money won't be able to stave off environmental calamity. 
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